The San Francisco 49ers are on the radar of two high-profile free agents in quarterback Josh Freeman and defensive tackle Richard Seymour.
According to Jay Glazer of the NFL Network, the 49ers are among the teams that have reached out to Freeman since he was released last week. However, Freeman is interested in competing for a starting job, which will not be available in San Francisco with Colin Kaepernick at the helm.
Freeman has yet to find a new home since being cut by the Buccaneers. Once thought of as the franchise quarterback of the Buccaneers, Freeman was benched in favor of rookie Mike Glennon after an 0-3 start to the season. Tampa Bay then tried to trade him, contacting every team in the NFL, but found no bidders.
Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports reports that the 49ers reached out to Seymour following the news that Aldon Smith would be taking an indefinite leave of absence. However, the two sides could not agree on a deal.
The four-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro tackle had a down year last season in Oakland, playing in just eight games and recording 15 tackles and three sacks. He was traded to the Raiders in 2009 after a successful tenure with the Patriots.
Seymour told LaCanfora that he will “continue to entertain offers up until Week 10,” and is looking to join a “contending” team.