This is the day two live blog for 49ers free agency. It will be updated frequently.
The open contact period of NFL free agency kicked off Monday morning at 9:00 A.M. Pacific. A reminder, teams can negotiate with free agents; however, contracts do not become official until the start of the new league year Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Day 1: It didn’t take long for the 49ers to make waves. San Francisco agreed to terms with former Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Javon Hargrave on a four-year, $84 million contract with $40 million guaranteed at signing.
Later in the day the 49ers picked up a quarterback, agreeing to terms with Sam Darnold on a one-year deal. The contract structure is very similar to the one they gave Jimmy Garoppolo last year. The base value is $4.5 million, however Darnold stands to earn up to $11.5 million due to playing time incentives.
San Francisco brought back free safety Tashaun Gipson on a one-year deal worth $2.9 million and agreed to terms with Kevin Givens on a one year, $2.1 million deal. Givens joins Colton McKivitz as restricted free agents re-signing with the team.
Day 2: According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the 49ers have agreed to a new deal with center Jake Brendel. The four-year contract has a maximum value of $20 million with $8 million guaranteed.
Brendel’s athleticism makes this a good deal for the 49ers who have now filled all the holes along the offensive line prior to the draft.
San Francisco also began the process of restructuring contracts to open cap space.
The team reworked the contract of Charvarius Ward to create $9.984 million in cap space. To make this happen the 49ers moved $12.298 million of Ward’s 2023 salary to 2025 which is currently a void year. As it currently stands, this will become dead cap.
12:00: Emmanuel Moseley will not be back with the 49ers. According to Adam Schefter, the cornerback has reached agreement with the Detroit Lions on a one-year, $6 million contract.
Moseley was a terrific player who just couldn’t stay healthy. The former undrafted free agent missed 22 games over the last three seasons due to injury.
The strong play of Deommodore Lenoir likely also contributed to the 49ers not bringing Moseley back. Lenoir allowed a passer rating of just 84.0, better than that of Charvarius Ward.
6:35: The 49ers have restructured the contract of linebacker Fred Warner. The move saves San Francisco $9.5 million against the 2023 cap. This, along with restructuring the contract of Charvarius Ward brings the total cap savings today to roughly $19.484 million.
San Francisco can open roughly an additional $42.5 million with the further restructures.
Here is how I see the 49ers depth chart at this time. I will update this throughout the offseason and training camp. Players with new contracts will be in bold.
|Offense||Player 1||Player 2||Player 3||Player 4|
|Quarterback||Brock Purdy||Trey Lance||Sam Darnold|
|Running Back||Christian McCaffrey||Elijah Mitchell||Jordan Mason||Ty Davis-Price|
|LWR||Brandon Aiyuk||Danny Gray|
|RWR||Deebo Samuel||Jauan Jennings||Ray-Ray McCloud|
|TE||George Kittle||Charlie Woerner|
|Left Tackle||Trent Williams|
|Left Guard||Aaron Banks|
|Center||Jake Brendel||Nick Zakelj|
|Right Guard||Spencer Burford|
|Right Tackle||Colton McKivitz||Jaylon Moore|
|Defense||Player 1||Player 2||Player 3|
|LDT||Javon Hargrave||Javon Kinlaw||Kalia Davis|
|RDT||Arik Armstead||Kevin Givens|
|WLB||Dre Greenlaw||Oren Burks|
|MLB||Fred Warner||Marcelino McCrary-Ball|
|LCB||Deommodore Lenoir||Ambry Thomas|
|FS||Tashaun Gipson||George Odum|
|Special Teams||Player 1|
|Alfredo Gutierrez (OL)||Curtis Robinson (LB)||Alex Barrett (DE)||Jason Poe (OL)||A.J. Parker (CB)|
|Qwuantrezz Knight (DB)||Tayler Hawkins (S)||Keith Ismael (OC)||Leroy Watson (OL)||Tay Martin (WR)|
|Dazz Newsome (WR)||Tyron Johnson (WR)||Tre Swilling (CB)|