Now that we are a week into the 2012 free agency season, the league’s constant player movement continues to involve the San Francisco 49ers.
The recent reports of signings made by the 49ers could affect how the team uses its first-round draft pick on April 26. At least that’s the opinion of a respected NFL writer.
More on who the 49ers could target in the draft, the latest 49ers free agency headlines and other team-related news can be found after the jump.
According to multiple reports, the 49ers agreed to terms with New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham over the weekend. Manningham’s agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the deal to The Associated Press. Manningham posted a career-high 60 receptions for 944 yards and nine touchdowns for the Giants in 2011.
Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports’ Shutdown Corner Blog has more information on Manningham, who caught five passes for 73 yards in the Super Bowl, and added 13 catches for 189 yards and three touchdowns in the playoffs.
With the recent reports of Manningham’s signing, Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com believes the 49ers don’t have to target a receiver with their first-round pick. Kirwan speculates that Stanford guard David DeCastro (photographed above) could make sense with the team seeking a starting right guard.
Other guard options can be found on ProFootballFocus.com, which continues to update its list of the top 75 remaining free agents.
Quarterback Matt Flynn is no longer on that list, as the former Green Bay Packers backup has agreed to a multi-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks according to Seahawks.com.
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