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49ers still have roster holes: a look at their top five

The 49ers’ backup quarterback is currently Josh Rosen or Josh Johnson.

Their slot receiver? Let’s see … (scanning the roster) … Richie James?

Their cornerback situation is scary, their interior offensive-line depth is nearly nonexistent and they need another edge rusher.

Yes, after the first wave of free agency, the 49ers still have some obvious roster issues.

But no real need to fret, Faithful: They also have a surprising amount of salary-cap space and nine draft picks at their disposal to address those holes.

For starters, the cap space. The details of pass rusher Dee Ford’s restructured contract are in and it provided about $11 million in cap savings in 2021, according to OverTheCap.