CSN Bay Area considers TE Delanie Walker the 49ers' second most likely player to get the franchise tag.
If the Niners don't tag FS Dashon Goldson, they could slap versatile Walker with the $5.968 million tag. It's still a lot to pay a No. 2 tight end/core special teamer that caught just 21 balls in 2012. CSN notes that if the Niners are willing to spend that much on Walker, they could get him locked into a long-term deal.