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The 49ers have more than made up for the players they lost in free agency in the Jim Harbaugh era with the unrestricted free agents they've signed the past three seasons.
Not all of the additions have met expectations (Randy Moss, Mario Manningham and Nnamdi Asomugha to name three), but such standouts as Donte Whitner, Carlos Rogers, Jonathan Goodwin, Glenn Dorsey and Phil Dawson have played key roles in the 49ers' success.
Here are key free agent moves for the 49ers since Harbaugh joined the franchise in 2011: 2011 -- Lost: LB Manny Lawson (Bengals), NT Aubrayo Franklin (Saints), OL David Baas (Giants), LB Takeo Spikes (Chargers), LB Travis LaBoy (Chargers). Acquired: K David Akers, CB Carlos Rogers, S Donte Whitner, C Jonathan Goodwin, LB Blake Costanzo, WR Braylon Edwards, S Madieu Williams; Re-signed: QB Alex Smith, DT Ray McDonald, FS Dashon Goldson. 2012 -- Lost: WR Josh Morgan (Redskins), OL Adam Snyder (Cardinals), LB Blake Costanzo (Bears), G Chilo Rachal (Bears). Acquired: WR Randy Moss, WR Mario Manningham, CB Perrish Cox, RB Brandon Jacobs, QB Josh Johnson; Re-signed: QB Alex Smith, CB Carlos Rogers, WR Ted Ginn Jr., LB Ahmad Brooks, S C.J. Spillman, LB Tavares Gooden 2013 -- Lost: S Dashon Goldson (Buccaneers), TE Delanie Walker (Titans), DT Isaac Sopoaga (Eagles), DT Ricky Jean Francois (Colts), WR Ted Ginn Jr. (Panthers). Acquired: K Phil Dawson, DT Glenn Dorsey, LB Dan Skuta, S Craig Dahl, OL Adam Snyder, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, WR Marlon Moore