The San Francisco 49ers are a little over a week away from debuting their revamped defensive line at training camp. Dee Ford is set to bring speed to the edge, Arik Armstead is looking to parlay back-to-back solid seasons and DeForest Buckner will be vying for a Defensive Player of the Year nod.
But there is still one missing link — John Lynch’s second overall pick in April’s draft, Nick Bosa.
Yes, there is still time to sign Bosa prior to the start of camp on July 26. But should there be a concern he hasn't signed on the dotted line yet? A handful of draft picks are still unsigned as we inch closer to camp. So, there’s no need to panic, but it still raises questions.
If the collective bargaining agreement locks in Bosa’s years plus pay why hasn’t he signed? There could still be some stipulations Bosa’s agent is working on like signing bonus and offset language agreements, but with Bosa’s family history there is some cause for concern.
With all the pressure on Lynch (Kyle Shanahan and Jimmy Garoppolo, too) heading into this season, the GM can’t go into camp with the team’s first round draft pick unsigned.