49ers sign Braylon Edwards, Donte Whitner

Adam Schefter reports the 49ers have signed two free agents today – wide receiver Braylon Edwards and strong safety Donte Whitner.

The 28-year-old Edwards just confirmed via twitter that he will sign with the 49ers. He wrote, “It’s official #Team17 we have moved to the bay. I’m a proud member of the San Francisco 49ers.” Team17 is his fanclub – he wears No. 17.

His deal is reported to be a one-year deal worth $3.5 million.

Whitner’s contract reportedly is for three years and $11.25 million, with $4 million guaranteed. He presumably will start alongside Madieu Williams at the starting safety positions. Dashon Goldson wrote on his twitter account that he won’t be back with the 49ers, and he added a “see ya” for his fans.

Barring injury, the 49ers seem to have eight new starters on the team РBraylon Edwards at WR, Madieu Williams and Donte Whitner at safety, Carlos Rogers at CB, Jonathan Goodwin at C, Aldon Smith at OLB, NaVarro Bowman at MLB, and Ray McDonald on the defensive line.


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