After 49ers defensive pace setter Justin Smith was hurt in Week 15, Ray McDonald and Ricky Jean Francois came to the rescue.
LBs Brandon Spikes, Aaron Curry and Von Miller were among those fined on Friday by the league.
While the 49ers were praised more for their additions last offseason via the draft and free agency, as key a move as any was the decision to re-sign DE Ray McDonald.
Joe Flacco stood tall in the Ravens' AFC title-game loss; special teams are the difference in Niners-Giants; Vince Wilfork's monster game; and more.
We hear it hardly would be a surprise if the Niners decide to focus on fortifying their defensive line early in the upcoming draft.
The 49ers agreed to re-sign DE Ray McDonald to a five-year deal. Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee first reported the move.
OLB Manny Lawson, SS Dashon Goldson and DE Ray McDonald were all sent tenders by the Niners, according to CSN Bay Area.