The 49ers made a splash before the signing period began by signing wide receiver Randy Moss. The 49ers kept quarterback Alex Smith, linebacker Ahmad Brooks, cornerback Carlos Rogers and wide receiver/returner Ted Ginn Jr. while also adding two members of the Super Bowl-winning New York Giants — running back Brandon Jacobs and wide receiver Mario Manningham. Significant losses:
Josh Morgan, who was the team's best wide receiver in 2011 before suffering a season-ending leg injury, is now with Washington. The 49ers also must identify a lineman who can provide as much versatility as jack-of-all-trades Adam Snyder, who signed with Arizona. Top draft needs:
Nothing is pressing with all 11 starters returning on defense and offseason pickups on offense. Analysis:
The Moss acquisition is intriguing. After spending a year out of football, the 35-year-old Moss may have enough left in the tank to re-emerge as one of the NFL's top deep threats. But there also is a chance his volatile nature could affect the strong team chemistry the 49ers have built under head coach Jim Harbaugh. Kudos to San Francisco's front office for being able to dabble in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes while still being able to retain Smith with a three-year contract. Grade:
B- Alex Marvez
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