Grading the Seattle Seahawks and NFC West teams' offseasons

With free agency winding down, here is a look what each NFC West team did this offseason.

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San Francisco 49ers

The Niners have made a couple of moves to bolster their defensive line after two key departures. Defensive linemen Erik Armstead and Chase Young both were let go by the Niners in free agency. To replace them, San Francisco signed edge rushers Yetur Gross-Matos and Leonard Floyd. They also boosted their offensive line by signing G Jon Feliciano, T Brandon Parker, and re-signing T Colton Mckivitz. The Niners have always been focused on the trenches and have continued that with the moves they made this off-season.

In addition to the defensive and offensive lineman the Niners added in free agency, they made several other moves of note. San Francisco acquired Joshua Dobbs from the Vikings via trade to give them a backup quarterback swapping sixth and seventh-round draft picks. They also added depth to their secondary by signing cornerback Chase Lucas, and cornerback Isaac Yiadom, and giving a contract extension to safety George Odum. The Niners were able to replace backup quarterback Sam Darnold with Josh Dobbs and they shored up the back end of their defense with these moves.

The Niners may not have made any big splashy moves, but they did find solid replacements for the players they lost. The biggest takeaway from their off-season is they retooled their offensive and defensive line while keeping the rest of their strong core in tacked. They already have one of the best teams in the NFL and are still likely the best team in the NFC West. No matter what happens in the rest of free agency and the draft, the Niners are still the team to beat in the division.

Offseason grade: B

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