Editor's note: The above video is from Feb. 8, 2016.
The 49ers are expected to tender restricted free agent linebacker Michael Wilhoite, who started 28 games the past two seasons, according to a source.
The expected one-year tender of $1.671 million will give the 49ers right of first refusal if another team signs Wilhoite to an offer sheet. The 49ers would receive no compensation if the team declines to match another team's offer. If the 49ers tender him at $2.553 million, the 49ers would receive a second-round pick as compensation if he were to sign with another team and the 49ers declined to match.
The free-agent signing period is scheduled to being on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Wilhoite started all 16 games in 2014 when NaVorro Bowman missed the season due to a knee injury. He took over last season for Patrick Willis, who announced his retirement in the offseason. Wilhoite recorded 87 tackles in 16 games in '14, and he had 85 tackles in 12 games last season before sustaining a season-ending high-ankle sprain.
Defensive lineman Tony Jerod-Eddie and linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong are the 49ers’ other restricted free agents. Decisions on those players must be made prior to the opening of the free-agent signing period.
Guard Jordan Devey is scheduled to be an exclusive-rights free agent. If the 49ers give him a qualifying offer, he will have no outside negotiating power as a two-year veteran. Devey started the first nine games of the season before Andrew Tiller replaced him at right guard.