49ers re-sign pair of veterans

Through the first three days of free agency the 49ers upgraded their starting defense and brought back critical pieces of their offense.

They have opened day four by adding depth along their defensive line and linebacker.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the 49ers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran defensive tackle T.Y. McGill.

Last season, the 49ers signed McGill to the practice squad on October 20. McGill was promoted to the active roster on November 26, making his 49ers debut in a 49ers road win over the Los Angeles Rams.

McGill appeared in nine regular season games and all three postseason contests. The veteran registered 10 tackles, including four for loss, and two quarterback hits.and one forced fumble.

McGill originally entered the NFL after signing as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks on May 15, 2015. Throughout his seven-year NFL career McGill has played with the Indianapolis Colts (2015-2016), Cleveland Browns (2017), Philadelphia Eagles (2018, 2020), Los Angeles Chargers (2018-19) and Minnesota Vikings (2021).

The team also announced it had re-signed linebacker Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles to a one-year deal.

Flannigan-Fowles originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2019. The former Arizona Wildcat spent 2019 on the team’s practice squad.

Following a strong training camp in 2020, Flannigan-Fowles made the opening day roster. He has since appeared in 45 regular season games registering 31 tackles and one sack. Flannigan-Fowles has also appeared in six postseason games for San Francisco where he added one tackle and two tackles on special teams.

A special teams standout, Flannigan-Fowles has recorded 29 tackles on the 49ers coverage units. His 15 tackles on special teams in 2022 were the fifth-most in the NFL.

Below is a list of the 49ers additions, re-signings, losses and pending free agents along with a projected depth chart. These will all be updated as the 49ers makes moves.


DT Javon Hargrave (Eagles: Four years, $84 million, $40 million guaranteed at signing)

QB Sam Darnold (Panthers: One-year, $4.5 million. Potential for up to $11.5 million with incentives)

DL Clelin Ferrell (Raiders: One-year, terms not disclosed)

DB Isaiah Oliver (Falcons: Two years, terms not disclosed)


LB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (One-year, terms not disclosed)

DL T.Y. McGill (One-year, terms not disclosed)

Jake Brendel (Four years, $8 million guaranteed, max value of $20 million)

S Tashaun Gipson (One-year, $2.9 million)

OL Colton McKivitz (Two years, $4.56 million, $2.87 million guaranteed, $1.87 million guaranteed at signing)

DL Kevin Givens (One-year, $2 million, fully guaranteed)

LS Taybor Pepper (Three years, $3.96 million, $1.5 million fully guaranteed)


QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Raiders: Three years, $72.75 million, $33.75 guaranteed at signing)

OT Mike McGlinchey (Broncos: Five-years, $87.5 million, $17.5 million signing bonus, $52.5 million guaranteed)

DT Hassan Ridgeway (Texans: One-year, up to $4 million, $3 million guaranteed at signing)

FS Jimmie Ward (Texans: Two years, $13 million, $8.5 million fully guaranteed at signing)

CB Emmanuel Moseley (Lions: One-year, $6 million)

LB Azeez Al-Shaair (Titans: One year, worth up to $6 million)

DE Samson Ebukam (Colts: Three years, $24 million with $10.755 guaranteed)

OL Daniel Brunskill (Titans: Two years, terms were not disclosed)

DE Charles Omenihu (Chiefs: Two years, $20 million, $8.6 million guaranteed)

S Tarvarius Moore (Packers: Terms were not disclosed)

Pending Free Agents

K Robbie Gould

DE Kerry Hyder

TE Tyler Kroft

DT Maurice Hurst

QB Josh Johnson

DE Jordan Willis

TE Ross Dwelley

CB Jason Verrett

Depth Chart

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
Fullback Kyle Juszczyk
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
LDE Drake Jackson Clelin Ferrell
LDT Javon Hargrave Javon Kinlaw T.Y. McGill
RDT Arik Armstead Kevin Givens Kalia Davis
RDE Nick Bosa
WLB Dre Greenlaw Oren Burks
MLB Fred Warner Marcelino McCray-Ball
SLB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles
LCB Deommodore Lenoir Ambry Thomas
SS Talanoa Hufanga
FS Tashaun Gipson George Odum
RCB Charvarius Ward
NB Isaiah Oliver Samuel Womack


Special Teams Player 1
Punter Mitch Wishnowsky
Long Snapper  


Taybor Pepper



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)


This article has 22 Comments

  1. We need better QB protection.
    Not just from the Players but also from the coaches!
    We used 4 QBs, that’s no accident.

  2. These are the kind of solid signings I expect thru the remainder of free agency. I think the 9ers will address OT with one of their 3rd round picks. I hope Banks, Brendel and Burfort show solid improvement this season and competition between McKivitz and a draft pick at RT will provide a solid RT.

    1. Coach,
      At this point it might be best for the 49ers to keep their 3rd rd picks.

      The 49ers have always done well with their late rd draft picks, and I’m sure that they have already targeted their guys.

      They could go, OL,TE, FB, DT, EDGE, LB, DB, CENTER, QB and KICKER (not necessarily in this order) on day three of the draft.
      Kickers could be available in UDFA as well. If the 49ers aren’t completely sold on Danny Gray they may go for WR on day 3.

  3. AES,
    I agree they should keep their 3rd round picks. Which positions should they draft with their 3rd rounders? Give me 4 choices. I say OT, DE, TE and K.

    1. OldCoach
      These are the draft prospects on my big board, pre pro day. Curious who would have?
      Third Round draft picks
      OT: Use pick #99 plus 5th Rd # 164 to trade up for OG/OT Andrew Vorhees, USC (Best player available).
      EDGE: DJ Johnson, Oregon: Athletic Freak: 6′ 4″ x 260, combine 40 = 4.49s
      TE: IMO, no TE is worth drafting in the 3rd Rd. I have seen TE Sam LaPorta, Iowa, listed as late as the 3Rd
      Rd., but most list him early 2nd Rd. If he’s still available at draft pick #101, I would draft him.
      S: Ronnie Hickman, Ohio St. 6′ 0″ X 203, is who I would draft in the 3Rd round (#102), as competition
      when Tashaun Gipson retires.

      1. Geep,
        How far do you think they move up packaging 99 and 164. I figure about 7 spots. Do you think thats enough to get Vorhees?

        1. OldCoach
          * CBSSports.com draft board has Vorhees at #94. Draftek trade value chart: Pick #94 = 124 points.
          * Draft pick #99 = 104 points, plus #164 = 26.4 points, for a total = 130.4 points.
          * IMO, If nothing changes after pro day, or before the draft, It should allow the 9ers to draft Vorhees
          * Do you have a TE you believe the 9ers will draft in the third round?

          1. Geep,
            Not yet, right now I’m looking at positional needs more than players. I will start looking at players soon. Actually after looking at the current roster I think they should draft a S as opposed to a TE in the 3rd round along with an OT and DE.

            1. OldCoach
              I agree with you on a S in the 3Rd. I have S Ronnie Hickman, Ohio St. with draft pick #102. He is
              6′ 0″ X 203, and his 40 = 4.45s. He has the speed to cover tight ends and the ball skills to create turnovers. He also has value as a blitzer. I see him competing to replace S Tashaun Gibson, when he retires.

  4. Hopefully, the 49ers find a RB gem in UDFA like they did with Matt Breida, Raheem Mostert and Jordan Mason.

    I’m getting a little concerned with Elijah Mitchell’s injuries. I love his running style and effort, but that doggone injury bug keeps biting him. I want to see this guy get whole.

    1. AES
      I doubt the 9ers will draft a RB, but if they do…Check out RB Evan Hull, Northwestern: 5′ 10″ X 210: Impressed at Senior Bowl.
      Combine 40 = 4.47s Fits 9ers inside zone scheme, runs good routes and adds value as a receiver. S/B available in 6th Rd # 216 draft pick.
      In 2022, Hull carried the ball 221 times for 913 yards and 5 TDs. He add on 54 receptions for 546 yards in the air with 2 more touchdowns.
      NOTE: He was an honor student so he should pick up KS complex playbook ok

      1. Hull sounds like a potential nice pick. RB might be at the bottom of the priority list because aside from the official RBs currently on the roster we also need to add Deebo as a hybrid RB.

        I would like to see the team find a FB in April that could backup and eventually replace Juszczek.
        Luepke out of NDSU would be a nice future replace, imho.

        1. AES
          NDSU Luepke Checks all the box for a FB, good pass defender, willing to meet a linebacker in the gap, good hands, can track and catch the ball, good YAC after catch…
          Question: Where would you draft him, 7th round?

  5. Jack
    Great job of updating all the 9er players that signed with other NFL teams, the players that have resigned with the 9ers and the new players the 9ers have signed from other teams.

    QUESTION: As of today, how many compensation draft picks will the 9ers receive in the 2024 draft?

    1. Geep,

      Total of 5 new comp picks: 3rd for the Ryans/Carthon hires, 3rd for McGlinchey, 6th for Jimmie Ward, 6th for Moseley, 7th for Ridgeway.

    1. I was thinking the same thing. Maybe he is not getting the offers he thought he would. I would love to see the 9ers sign him to a one year contract but they can’t let him kick off. By the last third of the season and the playoffs his leg was really tired, teams were starting drives after KOs near the 35 yard line or worse.

    2. It does appear Goulds 2022 Salary ($4Mil base + 1.5Mil signing bonus) is more than other NFL teams want to pay for a 40 Y/O kicker. As OC says, he gives the opposing team good field position since he can’t kick the ball into the end zone.
      With several top kickers in the draft this year, Lynch is waiting to see if anyone makes him an offer. If not, he may offer him a little over the NFL minimum salary ($1.075 Mil) for a vet with 7 or more years seniority?

  6. Geep,
    I’m not sure they can get him that cheap but if they can I think they could also sign a KO specialist with a huge leg who may not be very accurate. They could also use a K like that at the end of the half and games for 58 yard FGs and longer. I think this pause in signings my be a sign that they are done shopping. I think Willis and Hyder are still unsigned, I could see them signing one of them if they can get them for the vet minimum.

  7. OldCoach / Felix
    Gould said he will “be kicking elsewhere in 2023,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported Saturday. Gould confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area he plan to not re-sign with the 49ers for another season.
    That may mean he and Lynch have agreed to part ways? It’s also possible Lynch has told him he’s not willing to meet his salary demands? It appears he’s gone, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see?

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