San Francisco 49ers: Big names to avoid during 2019 NFL free agency

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The San Francisco 49ers will have plenty of cap space to spend during 2019 NFL free agency. Avoiding these big names, though, would be the best course of action.

This is going to be a big offseason for the San Francisco 49ers. Between owning the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and all of the possibilities presented by 2019 NFL free agency, we could see this franchise take a huge step forward in the coming months.

Before we can get to draft day, though, we have to figure out what the plan is for free agency. The 49ers have plenty of money to spend — about $46.4 million, according to Realistically, that number could grow between now and March. And yet, there are plenty of potential pitfalls San Francisco will want to avoid.

Well that’s why we’re here today. We’re going to take a look at a few free agents the 49ers would be best to avoid when the market opens. For one reason or another, they simply won’t be worth their weight in gold. And yet, the temptation to throw big bucks at them will certainly be there.

Unfortunately, those final decisions aren’t up to us. That means we’ll have to trust John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan to make the right choices when the time comes. For now, all we can do is speculate on who the 49ers should be targeting and who they should be avoiding with a 10-foot pole.

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Today, let’s look at the folks who belong on the latter list. So without further ado, here’s my take on three players the 49ers must avoid during 2019 NFL free agency.