SANTA CLARA, Calif. — With the conventional-season opener in Pittsburgh impulsively drawing strategy, the San Francisco 49ers are aloof without necessary particular person defensive cease Prick Bosa thanks to a contract dispute.
Nonetheless Niners coach Kyle Shanahan and total supervisor John Lynch remained steadfast Wednesday that Bosa will model a lucrative contract extension and that there would possibly perchance be not any scenario whereby they would trade Bosa.
Shanahan acknowledged no longer too lengthy within the past that Bosa’s extension negotiations enjoy long past about how he expected, even supposing Bosa has no longer been with the crew since it opened coaching camp July 25. Requested if he thought it will probably well scoot on this lengthy, Shanahan suggested right here is the window he has had in his thoughts all over the technique.
“I thought it will probably well strategy doubtlessly at this time, honest having a secret agent at the history of this stuff,” Shanahan acknowledged. “And I’m truly hoping it gets done. I know they’re working tirelessly at it … nevertheless confidently we can rep him in right here sooner than later.”
Talking for the first time since trimming to the preliminary fifty three-man roster on Tuesday, Shanahan and Lynch had been adamant that even supposing Bosa’s holdout has long past on longer than they’d contend with, they develop no longer stare any scenario whereby he’d be traded.
“No, I truly feel dazzling strongly and I deem all people would bear in mind that,” Shanahan acknowledged.
Requested if there used to be even a percentage likelihood he’d take into consideration procuring and selling Bosa, Lynch minced no words. “No,” Lynch acknowledged. “Proper easy.”
Lynch added that there had been no updates on Bosa’s contract talks nevertheless did acknowledge there has been conversation between the crew and Bosa’s agent, Brian Ayrault, and “that’s a factual side.”
The Niners enjoy never shied remote from the opinion that Bosa deserves a serious pay bump that makes him among the very best-paid defenders in NFL history. Lynch has moreover acknowledged it be a path of that requires patience as they seek for the “sweet space” that works for all facets.
San Francisco has a lengthy discover fable of paying its top avid gamers, reaching agreements with tight cease George Kittle, linebacker Fred Warner and receiver Deebo Samuel either honest earlier than or upright after coaching camp has opened the past three years.
Bosa’s deal has proved more sophisticated, presumably on yarn of he’s handiest 25 and coming off a season whereby he gained the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year award. Bosa led the league with 18.5 sacks final one year and is coming into the fifth and final season of his rookie contract at a designate of $17.9 million.
It is doable Bosa’s new deal would possibly perchance possibly surpass the annual average charge of Los Angeles Rams defensive contend with Aaron Donald ($31.67 million) and/or the beefy guarantees of Pittsburgh Steelers lumber-rusher T.J. Watt ($80 million), both excessive-water marks for defenders.
“You guys know the plot we truly feel about Prick, and all of us know the plot factual of a player he is,” Shanahan acknowledged. “Confidently we can plot to terms soon and rep him right here as like a flash as doable.”
One other lingering reveal for the Niners is at kicker, where they develop no longer currently enjoy a healthy likelihood. The 49ers saved third-round pick Jake Touchy on the roster, nevertheless he’s going by a upright quad disaster that has cast doubt on his availability for Week 1.
On Tuesday, the Niners positioned kicker Zane Gonzalez (upright calf) on injured reserve, and the crew has no longer signed one other kicker to the practice squad. Per Shanahan, the Niners aloof idea to model a kicker to the practice squad who would give them insurance protection in case Touchy is unable to play in Pittsburgh. That can happen as soon as this weekend.
“I had no opinion there had been this many kickers available,” Lynch acknowledged. “I’ve gotten many texts from folks that kicked at one level of their lifestyles, Pop Warner, to very done kickers. That path of has been factual as smartly. Jake Touchy has been tracking smartly. His restoration goes smartly, nevertheless we’ll be willing for anything else.”
One other Niner lacking from Wednesday’s practice used to be Kittle. Kittle moreover did not practice Monday and can no longer participate Thursday, based totally on Shanahan. Kittle suffered a groin disaster a few weeks within the past, and though he returned and performed within the preseason finale, he’s aloof going by the ailment.
“We’re honest taking perfect care of him upright now,” Shanahan acknowledged. “It is aloof stuff lingering a little little bit of bit from him that has designate him some time. We’re no longer going to practice him this day either and confidently we’ll rep him going on Monday.”
Some eyebrows had been raised Monday when quarterback Brock Purdy used to be no longer taking on his customary workload. Shanahan acknowledged the Niners are the utilization of this week to “deload” Purdy’s surgically repaired upright elbow, trimming his weekly throws from about 700 to 350.
The hope, based totally on Shanahan and Lynch, is that Purdy will truly feel unique going into the first week of the conventional season.