San Francisco 49ers: The team had hoped to sign free agent LB Julian Peterson, the team's top defensive player, to a long-term deal before the free-agent market opened this March, but it looks like that won't happen. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the holdup might be the sizeable demands of Peterson's agent, Kevin Poston. He is reportedly asking for guaranteed money in excess of $20 million (a signing bonus of $15 million to $18 million in the first year, and then more guaranteed money later in the deal), which is more than the 49ers are willing to pay. So it appears that Peterson will definitely be designated as their franchise player.
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