Nick Wagoner, ESPN Staff Writer Aug 30, 2023, 07: 54 PM ET
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But Niners coach Kyle Shanahan and basic supervisor John Lynch stayed unfaltering Wednesday that Bosa will sign a profitable agreement extension which there’s no situation in which they would trade Bosa.
Shanahan stated just recently that Bosa’s extension settlements have actually tackled how he anticipated, although Bosa has actually not been with the group because it opened training school July25 Asked if he believed it would drag out this long, Shanahan recommended this is the window he has actually had in his mind throughout the procedure.
” I believed it would come most likely at this time, simply taking a look at the history of those things,” Shanahan stated. “And I’m actually hoping it gets done. I understand they’re working relentlessly at it … however ideally we can get him in here faster than later on.”
Speaking for the very first time considering that cutting to the preliminary 53- guy lineup on Tuesday, Shanahan and Lynch were determined that although Bosa’s holdout has actually gone on longer than they ‘d like, they do not see any circumstance in which he ‘d be traded.
” No, I feel quite highly and I believe everybody would concur with that,” Shanahan stated.
Asked if there was even a portion opportunity he ‘d think about trading Bosa, Lynch minced no words. “No,” Lynch stated. “Real simple.”
Lynch included that there were no updates on Bosa’s agreement talks however did acknowledge there has actually been interaction in between the group and Bosa’s representative, Brian Ayrault, and “that’s a good idea.”
The Niners have actually never ever avoided the concept that Bosa should have a considerable pay bump that makes him amongst the highest-paid protectors in NFL history. Lynch has likewise stated it’s a procedure that needs persistence as they search for the “sweet area” that works for both sides.
San Francisco has a prolonged performance history of paying its leading gamers, reaching arrangements with tight end George Kittle, linebacker Fred Warner and receiver Deebo Samuel either prior to or right after training school has actually opened the previous 3 years.
Bosa’s offer has actually shown more complex, probably due to the fact that he’s just 25 and coming off a season in which he won the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year award. Bosa led the league with 18.5 sacks in 2015 and is getting in the 5th and last season of his novice agreement at a cost of $179 million.
It’s possible Bosa’s brand-new offer might exceed the yearly typical worth of Los Angeles Rams defensive take on Aaron Donald($3167 million) and/or the complete warranties of Pittsburgh Steelers pass-rusher T.J. Watt($80 million), both high-water marks for protectors.
” You people understand how we feel about Nick, and all of us understand how great of a gamer he is,” Shanahan stated. “Hopefully we can concern terms quickly and get him here as quick as possible.”
Another sticking around problem for the Niners is at kicker, where they do not presently have a healthy alternative. The 49 ers kept third-round choice Jake Moody on the lineup, however he’s handling an ideal quad injury that has actually called into question his accessibility for Week 1.
On Tuesday, the Niners put kicker Zane Gonzalez(ideal calf) on hurt reserve, and the group has actually not signed another kicker to the practice team. According to Shanahan, the Niners still prepare to sign a kicker to the practice team who would provide insurance coverage in case Moody is not able to play in Pittsburgh. That might take place as quickly as this weekend.
” I had no concept there were this numerous kickers out there,” Lynch stated. “I’ve gotten numerous texts from individuals who kicked at one point in their life, Pop Warner, to really accomplished kickers. That procedure has actually been excellent. Jake Moody has actually been tracking well. His healing is working out, however we’ll be gotten ready for anything.”
Another Niner missing out on from Wednesday’s practice was Kittle. Kittle likewise did not practice Monday and will not take part Thursday, according to Shanahan. Kittle suffered a groin injury a couple of weeks back, and though he returned and played in the preseason ending, he’s still handling the condition.
” We’re simply looking after him today,” Shanahan stated. “It’s still things sticking around a bit from him that has actually cost him a long time. We’re not going to practice him today either and ideally we’ll get him going on Monday.”
Some eyebrows were raised Monday when quarterback Brock Purdy was not handling his normal work. Shanahan stated the Niners are utilizing today to “deload” Purdy’s surgically fixed ideal elbow, cutting his weekly tosses from about 700 to 350.
The hope, according to Shanahan and Lynch, is that Purdy will feel fresh entering into the very first week of the routine season.