San Francisco 49ers: 3 potential cap casualties in 2019

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We could soon see a number of cap casualties emerge for the San Francisco 49ers, who will be looking for some quick fixes after a disappointing 2018 campaign.

The San Francisco 49ers are at a crossroads. After going into the 2018 NFL season as one of the NFC favorites to make the playoffs, they tumbled to 4-12 as injuries and bad luck left them wondering what went wrong.

As the old saying goes: there’s always next year. So that’s the approach we’re going to take for the time being. Instead of wallowing about the failure that was the 49ers’ 2018 campaign, we’re turning our attention to the future. That means figuring out where the club goes from here, and what adjustments can be made to ensure more success in 2019.

That all starts with the many personnel decisions facing John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan this offseason. More talent will need to be brought in, but there’s a good chance a number of players will also be shown the door. Either way, there figures to be plenty of change in the coming months for this San Francisco squad.

For now, let’s focus on a few 49ers who could become cap casualties this offseason. Whether due to performance or pay, the following players seem highly likely to receive their walking papers in the not-too-distant future.

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It’s an unfortunate side of the business that is the NFL. And yet, when you’re not living up to your paycheck, it’s just common sense for your employer to make adjustments. These three players could soon find themselves directly affected by said adjustments.

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