- According to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News, the 49ers should be able to sign first-round DE Nick Bosa and second-round WR Deebo Samuel before camp, as the team hasn’t had a rookie holdout since the rookie wage scale began in 2011.
- Inman expects LB Kwon Alexander and CB Jason Verrett to be healthy for the start of training camp.
- Inman notes Nick Mullens is ahead of C.J. Beathard for the backup quarterback job based on Mullens’ performance in 2018.
“The guy who won’t get a lot of pub but I’m trying to pub him every chance I can is Bill Turner,” Rodgers said, via Pro Football Talk. “He’s going to be a great addition for us. He is going to be a really good addition. He’s a big tough dude, fits in really well, good athlete. He can move in our system because we’re running off the ball. He’s going to be a big part of what we are doing up front because Matt wants to run the ball.”
- Though extension talks between the Seahawks and LB Bobby Wagner are quiet, the Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta believes that means things are on pace for the two to agree to a deal right before the start of training camp.
- Wagner is representing himself and reportedly seeking to top Jets LB C.J. Mosley‘s $17 million per season as the highest-paid inside linebacker.
- Condotta expects Tyler Lockett, David Moore and Jaron Brown to open as the Seahawks’ starters at wide receiver, with rookies D.K. Metcalf and Gary Jennings working in as they develop.
- Condotta believes DE Ezekiel Ansah and TE Will Dissly will start training camp on the PUP list. It’s unclear if Ansah will be recovered enough from a shoulder injury for the start of the regular season.
- According to Condotta, S Bradley McDougald has one starting safety spot locked up, with Tedric Thompson, Delano Hill and fourth-round rookie Marquise Blair competing for the other spot.
- RB C.J. Prosise, who has missed 32 of a possible 48 games due to injury, still has a chance to secure the third-down running back position, per Condotta.
- Condotta adds former third-round WR Amara Darboh has a chance to steal a roster spot in his third season.