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Niners in free agency: Analyzing the moves

Dorsey is versatile, but can he fill void at NT?

Dashon Goldson bolts for the big money in Tampa Bay, Craig Dahl arrives from St. Louis to at least temporarily fill the void. Isaac Sopoaga out at nose tackle, Glenn Dorsey in. With the first major wave of free agency over, the 49ers may have lost more than they gained, and here's a look at the newcomers and where they fit in, along with those who departed and the voids they left in their wake.

The newcomers Phil Dawson: It was just two years ago that the 49ers made a big free-agent signing of an aging kicker with a distinguished past, and it worked out great in 2011 when David Akers had a record-shattering season while earning first-team All-Pro honors and leading the Niners into the NFC Championship Game. But Akers struggled mightily down the stretch last season and into the playoffs... Recommended Stories

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