San Francisco won’t pick up Thomas’ fifth-year option but he still figures prominently in their 2020 plans on the defensive line.
Maiocco points out 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon‘s route-running ability is something none of the other backs on the roster have and why the team was open to restructuring and bringing him back.
Maiocco writes that it’s reasonable to assume 49ers TE George Kittle will not step on a field again without a long-term extension that makes him the highest-paid tight end in the NFL.
49ers OT Shon Coleman‘s one-year, $2.2 million deal includes a $1.37 million signing bonus and an $825,000 base salary. (Aaron Wilson)
The Athletic’s Kevin Fishbain thinks there’s a good chance Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky opens up training camp as the starter with Nick Foles as the backup, though it feels inevitable that Foles steps in as the starter at some point.
Bears TE Jimmy Graham‘s two-year, $16 million deal includes a $6 million signing bonus, a $3 million 2020 base salary guaranteed in 2020, and a $6.9 million base salary and $100,000 workout bonus in 2021. (Field Yates)