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July 17, 2012
Windows 13: Most key 49ers locked up for two more years


Remember last month when defensive end Justin Smith was talking about windows of opportunity and how quickly they can close? Well, in looking at the 49ers contract situation, it seems as if the team has a very good window of opportunity this year and next.

It's after the 2013 season that things will start to get interesting as several key 49ers -- including Smith -- are scheduled to have their current contracts run out. Dashon Goldson is almost certain to sign a franchise tender this month or next, which makes him one of the more critical players in his contract year this season. Delanie Walker, Isaac Sopoaga and Randy Moss, who commands the most intriguing storylines this summer (more on that later this week), also are playing on one-year deals.

Signed through 2012:
CB Tramaine Brock
RB Rock Cartwright
WR Ted Ginn
FS Dashon Goldson*
ILB Tavares Gooden
ILB Larry Grant
RB Brandon Jacobs
NT Ricky Jean Francois
WR Randy Moss*
NT Isaac Sopoaga*
TE Delanie Walker

Signed through 2013:
K David Akers
ILB NaVorro Bowman*
CB Tarell Brown*
TE Nate Byham
CB Perrish Cox
RB Anthony Dixon
C Jonathan Goodwin*
OLB Parys Haralson
WR Mario Manningham
DE Justin Smith*
DE Will Tukuafu
SS Donte Whitner*
WR Kyle Williams
DT Demarcus Dobbs (restricted free agent)
QB Scott Tolzien (RFA)
DT Ian Williams (RFA

* projected 2012 starter

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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