At the bye, it's clear 49ers are headed toward another busy offseason

From ESPN - November 15, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- With the first win of their new regime finally under their belts, the San Francisco 49ers will get a chance this week to rest, relax and recover during their long-awaited bye week.

Given how the first 10 games of the season have played out, this might be the last, best chance for coach Kyle Shanahan, general manager John Lynch and their respective staffs to come up for air for quite a while.

It's also why the 49ers did not hold back in celebrating that first victory.

"I think it's been a long few months," Shanahan said. "I think you build up and you go through a lot, a lot of emotions through all those losses. Guys really trying to compete and constantly being disappointed and to try to get up each week and try to fight again and come up short a number of times, and we started over last week again. We came in for those Wednesday meetings talking about there are four days left in our season, and we have got three days to prepare for four hours. And that's really all we wanted to talk about, all we wanted to see.

"I felt like the guys went about that all week from Wednesday on. And to act that way still does not guarantee you anything. Playing hard does not guarantee anything. All of it to me just gives you a chance. But, to act that way all week, to go through that game where that game was not perfect at all, some of the turnovers, some costly penalties in some situations, but to be able to recover and rebound from all that stuff and overcome some adversity in those games, just to put everything in that week and to get rewarded with a win, I think, that's just how guys felt.

At 1-9, the Niners still have six games to go. But with clear needs emerging all over the roster, this figures to once again be a busy offseason, even if there finally is stability with the coaching staff and front office.

Which makes this as good of a time as any to take stock of what the Niners have in place and take an early peek at what they will have at the top of their shopping list when the season is over:

49ers scheduled to be unrestricted free agents: DE Tank Carradine, LB Brock Coyle, DT Leger Douzable, OL Brandon Fusco, QB Jimmy Garoppolo, OT Garry Gilliam, CB Leon Hall, RB Carlos Hyde, CB Asa Jackson, CB Dontae Johnson, DE Datone Jones, C Daniel Kilgore, DE Aaron Lynch, WR Louis Murphy, TE Logan Paulsen, S Eric Reid.

Projected 2018 salary-cap space: $111,138,196 (includes current projected rollover of remaining $60,242,741 left on this year's cap)

Who could be back: The Niners under Lynch and Shanahan have not been afraid of change, turning over the bulk of the roster and then parting ways with veterans like linebacker NaVorro Bowman during this season. With that in mind, it's possible that only a few of their unrestricted free agents will return.


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