Personnel update: Where 49ers stand in FA

As the 49ers go forward in April with the NFL draft on the horizon at the end of the month, here's an update on all the team's activity thus far in 2006, including a list of San Francisco's remaining free agents, and the contact details involving players re-signed, players acquired and players lost.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--- S Marques Anderson was a late-season acquisition brought to team because of the myriad of injuries in the defensive backfield. There's still a possibility he will be signed later in the year to compete for a backup role in the secondary if he doesn't receive interest elsewhere on the open market, particularly if the team does not select a top safety prospect in th draft.

--- TE Steve Bush did not add much to the team at a position that was one of its glaring weaknesses. The team almost certainly won't offer him a deal to return now that veteran Terry Jones has been signed as veteran insurance at the position.

--- T Anthony Clement started at left tackle for a rough six-game stretch. The team would like to be a little more confident in its backups in the future, and he has no place in San Francisco's plans along the offensive line, particularly after the big free-agent acquisition of guard Larry Allen.

--- DE Travis Hall does not figure into the team's plan, and he might decide to call it a career. He added some decent depth along the defensive line last year, but the 49ers would like to upgrade at that spot.

--- LB Saleem Rasheed is an injury-prone player who has not been much of a factor on defense or special teams since being a third-round pick in 2002. His upside potential, however, still has the team interested in bringing him back to add reserve depth at a position where depth remains undefined as the 49ers enter April.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--- QB Ken Dorsey (tendered at $721,600 with 7th-round pick as compensation)

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS

--- S Mike Adams received a tender and will return for third season

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

--- FB Chris Hetherington: Potential UFA (signed one-year deal for $770,000)

--- RB/KR/ST Maurice Hicks: ERFA (signed one-year tender offer)

--- TE Terry Jones: UFA (terms of deal unknown)

--- WR Jason McAddley: UFA (signed one-year deal for $585,000)

--- LB Brandon Moore: UFA (signed five-year deal for $8 million with $794,067 signing bonus)

--- PK Joe Nedney: UFA (signed four-year deal for $6 million with $1.56 million signing bonus)

--- S Kris Richard: Not tendered as RFA (terms of deal unknown)

--- LB Derek Smith: Potential UFA (signed three-year deal for $14 million with $6 million signing bonus)

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

--- OG Larry Allen: FA Cowboys (signed two-year deal for approximately $9 million)

--- WR Antonio Bryant: UFA Browns (signed four-year deal for $15 million with signing bonus believed to be more than $5 million)

--- WR Bryan Gilmore: UFA Dolphins (signed one-year deal for $585,000)

--- CB Walt Harris: FA Redskins (signed two year-deal with base salaries of $835,000 each year; complete terms unknown)

--- QB Jesse Palmer: FA (signed one-year deal for $545,000)

PLAYERS LOST

--- FB Fred Beasley: UFA Dolphins (signed one-year deal with terms unknown)

--- LB Andre Carter: UFA Redskins (signed six-year deal for $30 million with $5 million signing bonus)

--- DE Chris Cooper (released)

--- WR Brandon Lloyd (traded to Washington Redskins for 2006 third-round draft pick and 2007 fourth-rounder after being given first-round tender as RFA)

--- WR Johnnie Morton (released)

--- LB Julian Peterson: UFA Seahawks (signed six-year deal for $54 million with $11.5 million signing bonus)

--- CB Ahmed Plummer (released/failed physical).


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