Hours sooner than the first spherical of the 2019 NFL Draft kicked off Thursday in Nashville, a rumor swirled that the San Francisco 49ers were browsing defensive lineman Solomon Thomas.
After the Niners light the No. 2 general recall on edge rusher Crop Bosa, GM John Lynch denied the file’s veracity.
“That is not very dazzling,” Lynch talked about, by technique of the Sacramento Bee. “We on the total don’t answer to every body of these rumors that happens in this present day’s world. I had Solly up in my space of industrial this present day, and we dazzling talked precisely where he is, and he is a expansive segment of our crew apt now that we’re extremely fascinated by appealing forward with him.”
Doubtlessly browsing Thomas on the face of it will per chance most likely non-public some sense if Lynch got the apt offer. With Bosa, Thomas, Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner and Dee Ford, the 49ers now contain 5 first-spherical picks on the defensive line. Thomas would appear to be the player most plagued by Bosa’s addition.
Lynch, nonetheless, likes Thomas’ versatility to play internal out the edge and talked about the defensive lineman would “completely” be a Niner in 2019.
“You accomplish that puzzle collectively, and we want to be a neighborhood that stays recent, that would possibly per chance well per chance shut out halves, can shut out third downs, can shut out video games,” Lynch talked about. “And I non-public our gamers remaining longer if there would possibly per chance be replacement them, and we actually feel esteem we contain replacement quality gamers, and Solly is a expansive segment of that.”
As for kicker Robbie Gould’s switch demand, the 49ers moreover shot that down.
Requested Thursday night time if the crew would honor Gould’s wish, coach Kyle Shanahan replied a blunt: “No.”
San Francisco would possibly per chance per chance realize it likely obtained’t shut to a prolonged-term resolution but want to take care of up the dazzling kicker for a minimal of 1 extra year on the franchise tag.
“We bear in mind that he would not want to are living right here prolonged-term and he is made that obvious to us, and we net that,” Shanahan talked about. “Nevertheless, we create contain a franchise tag and he is that staunch of a kicker that he is price franchising. So, sadly all and sundry is aware of we’re not going to contain him prolonged-term right here. I non-public that is been rather obvious. No not easy feelings about that.”