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Clayton: Cardinals up, 49ers down

John Clayton's latest mailbag begins with winners and losers in free agency and the trade market thus far. He's ranking the Arizona Cardinals among the winners and the San Francisco 49ers among the losers.

Picking winners and losers this early often comes down to picking which teams were most and least active. The 49ers can get higher marks by re-signing Dashon Goldson and Aubrayo Franklin. The Cardinals, riding high at the moment, won't know where they stand for sure until seeing quarterback Kevin Kolb perform in real games.

I expected more urgency from the 49ers in securing help for their secondary. But it's also important to remember that the team is trying to start fresh with a new coaching staff. I'll have a few more thoughts on Goldson in particular after a bit.