In the first official day of free agency, the 49ers are expected to be very active in adding players to their roster. So far, it looks like John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan are working to continue to improve the offensive talent from last season.
Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports that the 49ers are interested in Martellus Bennett.
Where will Marty Bennett land? I’m told Jags, Raiders and 49ers all have interest. Bennett likes idea of being near Silicon Valley
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) March 9, 2017
Bennett, who was a key part of the Patriots’ Super Bowl run last season is not expected to be back in New England next season. Bennett would give another offensive weapon to the 49ers passing game, which was the worst in the NFL last season. San Francisco also re-signed TE Vance McDonald near the end of last year.
In 2016, Bennett had 55 receptions for 701 yards and seven touchdowns. In addition to the 49ers, Bennett is also linked to the Jaguars and the Raiders.