49ers GM John Lynch mentioned that they considered the possibility of trading for Trent Williams last year while Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey were sidelined with injuries and later moving him to guard.
“We had made a call about it in the last season when Joe and McGlinchey were hurt, thinking, wow, this could be an option,” Lynch said, via 49ers Web Zone. “When those guys come back, maybe we play him at guard.”
49ers HC Kyle Shanahan says Williams is as talented of player as he’s ever been around and thinks he could play three-technique on defense if he wanted to.
“He’s a guy I truly believe can play three-technique in this league if he wanted to,” Shanahan said, via NBC Bay Area. “If he goes to the basketball court, he’s going to play point guard as well as he can play center. He is that type of athlete.”
“He’s a guy I truly believe can play three-technique in this league if he wanted to,” Shanahan said. “If he goes to the basketball court, he’s going to play point guard as well as he can play center. He is that type of athlete.”
- 49ers WR Deebo Samuel said his foot is doing well and suffering a foot fracture while running a route. (David Lombardi)
- New Bears WR Ted Ginn Jr. believes Mitch Trubisky will win the team’s quarterback battle over Nick Foles: “I believe Trubisky is going to be our starter. I’m willing to play for whoever it is and fight for whoever it is.” (Will Selva)
- Dan Graziano mentions WR Allen Robinson as a potential extension candidate to watch for the Bears over the next year or so.
- Albert Breer of SI.com still expects the Cowboys and franchise QB Dak Prescott to get a long-term deal in place before the July 15 deadline.
- Breer writes that the Cowboys’ history and the fact that not doing a deal now would impact their ability to do other business.
- Another consideration is that if the Cowboys wait to sign Prescott, it’s possible they could be dealing with a new financial reality as it relates to the quarterback position, considering that Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson are likely to secure record deals.