49ers’ fourth-round DL Kentavius Street has been fully cleared for practice after recovering from a torn ACL injury he sustained last year and has resumed weight lifting.
“I think we did 625 (pounds) — me and D.J. Jones — we did 625 for two reps, explosive reps,” he said of the squat lift. “They were just powerful reps and it felt pretty good,” said Street, via Matt Barrows of The Athletic.
Street said he plans to play any position along the defensive line and believes his versatility will make him “more valuable.”
“That’s one thing (defensive line) coach Kris (Kocurek) has been telling me this whole time — the more positions I’m able to play, the more versatile I am as a player, the more valuable I’ll be,” Street said. “So I’ll be playing all across the line, wherever he needs me.”
Regarding the Seahawks declining G Germain Ifedi‘s fifth-year option, Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said the team would like to re-sign him to an extension, but not at the option’s cost of $10.35 million.
“Well, there’s a lot of factors,” Carroll said, via Pro Football Talk. “We’re in the midst of trying to continue to fit the roster together and all that and the big demands, sometimes we can jump on it; sometimes we can’t. We love Germain. He’s grown with us. He’s become a solid football player and done a great job, started a ton of games for us and hanging in there and being tough about it. We’d love to have him. This is not an indication of anything. We like the guy and hope he’ll be with us for a long time.”
- Although Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said there were no updates on WR Doug Baldwin‘s situation, he continued to hint at his possible retirement by saying Baldwin still has “a lot to overcome.” (Bob Condotta)
- Carroll said that fourth-round WR Gary Jennings and seventh-round WR John Ursua both missed Saturday’s practice due to hamstring injuries. (Brady Henderson)
- Carroll adds that Jennings will take a “couple weeks” to recover, while Ursua is “closer” to being ready.