This is the live blog for Day 2 of free agency. I will update this with 49ers’ news and analysis.
7:15 Reggie Bush will visit the 49ers today, per Matt Maiocco. The Raiders signed Roy Helu yesterday. The Raiders arguably have better running backs the 49ers.
7:20 The 49ers will release Stevie Johnson if/when Torrey Smith passes his physical today, per Ian Rapoport. I think the 49ers’ new WR trio (Boldin, Smith, Simpson) is better than their old WR trio (Boldin, Crabtree, Johnson). What do you think?
9:08 Would Reggie Bush be a better addition than Indiana running back Tevin Coleman? Or Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford?
9:12 Would Reggie Bush be a better addition than Justin Forsett? Forsett is averaging 5.1 yards per carry in his career, and he has 991 fewer touches in the NFL than Bush.
9:45 The 49ers have $18,393,724 in cap space, according to Spotrac. They have more than enough cap space to sign a starting cornerback. They can afford Chris Culliver, but that doesn’t mean they should re-sign him. There are other good free agent cornerbacks who will be cheaper than Culliver, cornerbacks like Brandon Browner and Alan Ball.
9:56 The Torrey Smith signing probably means the 49ers won’t draft a wide receiver in the first two rounds up the upcoming draft. Instead, the 49ers can draft an offensive lineman, a running back, a cornerback, an outside linebacker or a Nickel inside linebacker in the first two rounds. By “Nickel inside linebacker,” I mean someone who can replace Chris Borland on passing downs.
10:08 If the 49ers sign Reggie Bush, they still should draft a running back because they need someone who can carry the load if Carlos Hyde gets hurt. Neither Bush nor Kendall Hunter can carry the load. Boise State running back Jay Ajayi would be an excellent pick.
10:14 The 49ers might have to give Chris Culliver more than $10 million per year to re-sign him. The Eagles gave Byron Maxwell $10.5 million per year, and Culliver graded much higher than Maxwell on Pro Football Focus last year.
10:23 The 49ers have 40/1 odds of winning Super Bowl 50. Other teams that have 40/1 odds: The Panthers, the Dolphins, the Saints and the Chargers.
10:40 The 49ers have more than enough cap space to sign Adrian Peterson or DeMarco Murray, fyi.
10:55 DeMarco Murray and Carlos Hyde would make a terrific one-two punch.
11:33: Choose the best move:
1. Signing DeMarco Murray
2. Signing Adrian Peterson
3. Drafting Jay Ajayi in the second round
4. Drafting Karlos Williams on Day 3.
10:57 The Cowboys won 8 games in ’13. Then they drafted OL in Rd 1. Then they ran the ball 508 times and won 12 games.