Complete list of 49ers free agents

Complete list of 49ers free agents
January 24, 2012, 9:24 pm
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The season is over, but the 49ers plan to get to work quickly on some of their pending free agents.Quarterback Alex Smith and cornerback Carlos Rogers both stated that they would like to have new deals with the 49ers before they hit the free-agent market in March.Here's a look at all the 49ers who are not under contract for next season:49ERS FREE AGENTS
QB Alex Smith: He wants to be back. Jim Harbaugh wants him back. League sources have told CSNBayArea.com to expect a two- or three-year contract for 8 million to 11 million annually.
S Dashon Goldson: The 49ers offered him a five-year contract last year. After he turned it down and the 49ers took the offer off the table, he returned to the 49ers on a one-year, 2 million contract. The 49ers might extend another five-year, 25 million contract. If that's not enough, they can keep him around with the franchise tag at one year, 6.2 million.
CB Carlos Rogers: He said he would like to be back with the 49ers after signing a one-year, 4.25 million contract after the lockout. But he also wants fair market value, he said. "Hopefully, I don't reach free agency," Rogers said. If Rogers makes it to free agency, he would likely get an attractive contract offer after his Pro Bowl season. "Would they (the 49ers) be able to match that? Probably not," Rogers said.
LB Ahmad Brooks: He played nearly every snap and did a fine job in run defense and with his seven sacks. He turns 28 in March and with his maturity, there would be some interest in him from teams that play 3-4 schemes.
WR Ted Ginn: He accepted a pay cut of more than 1 million prior to remain on the team. His value on special teams was evident in the NFC Championship Game, but he caught only 18 passes. It'll have to be at the right price.
OL Adam Snyder: His greatest value is his versatility. He took over for Chilo Rachal as the right guard early in the season. There's no reason the 49ers would not want him back at a reasonable contract.
WR Joshua Morgan: His rehab is coming along just fine after undergoing surgery to repair a fracture just above the ankle. He does not have a lot of market value, so a one-year deal to return to the 49ers seems logical.
LB Blake Costanzo: He fit in perfectly with Jim Harbaugh's blue-collar mindset. He'll be back. Heck, he might even pay the 49ers to return.
DB C.J. Spillman: He's an outstanding special-teams player who could get some interest around the league if it gets to that. But the 49ers will try to work out an extension before he becomes a restricted free agent.
LB Larry Grant: He stepped up when Patrick Willis was injured late in the season. He believes he proved he can be a starter. If another team believes that, too, he won't be back with the 49ers.
RG Chilo Rachal: He lost his starting job with a rough first half in the 49ers' third game of the season. His return appears unlikely.
FB Moran Norris: He was injured early in the season and lost his starting job to versatile rookie Bruce Miller. There does not appear to be room for the 11-year veteran.
S Reggie Smith: He settled into a role as the No. 3 safety and someone who would play defense in the rare occasions the 49ers went with six defensive backs. He might find a better opportunity elsewhere.
TE Justin Peelle: Signed in mid-September as the No. 3 tight end, takig over the spot held a year ago by Nate Byham, who missed this season with a knee injury. Byham should be back for next season.
LB Tavares Gooden: He found his niche on special teams, and 49ers wouldn't mind bringing him back at a close-to-minimum type deal.
S Madieu Williams: He started three of the first four games because of injuries to Dashon Goldson and Donte Whitner. But he was relegated to special teams thereafter. They'll likely bring in a younger player to handle this role.
WR Brett Swain: The 49ers need to upgrade the depth at wide receiver in the offseason.
CB Tramaine Brock: The club will tender him, and he'll be back for compete for a spot next season. Exclusive rights free agents, such as Brock, can't negotiate with other teams.
DT Will Tukuafu: He spent the entire season on injured reserve with a wrist injury. Like Brock, Tukuafu is an exclusive rights free agent. He'll be back.