San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch says the team's communication with star defensive end Nick Bosa is "ongoing" and "healthy." Bosa, who is widely considered one of the best defensive players in the NFL, is holding out of training camp as he wants a new contract.
Since Bosa's holdout is something that has been prolonged, there is fear that the star defensive end might not suit up for the 49ers in Week 1. “As this thing gets closer, sure, that becomes more present because people will talk about it more.
What I’ll tell you is that the communication is ongoing, it’s good, it’s healthy, and we’re working to try to get something done. I don’t have any more updates other than that," Lynch said on the Murph and Mac show, via 49erswebzone.
Lynch suggests he wants to keep the details of the Bosa situation private
Bosa, who is a three-time Pro Bowler and a one-time First-Team All-Pro, is seemingly getting closer toward getting his desired contract. “This thing’s active, ongoing.
The good thing is we’ve promised each other, both sides, that we’re going to keep this thing in-house, and I want to hold true to that. That’s important to me. It’s important to them. And so I’m just going to try to say as little as possible and that we’re working hard to try to bring it to resolution," Lynch said.
Also, Lynch suggested he is not concerned about Bosa being away from the team in practices. “I don’t care how many years you played; if I was in year 15, which I was, being in those meeting rooms, getting acclimated to football again, I prided myself [in that].
I didn’t look like Nick Bosa. I didn’t have abs like that, but I prided myself on being in better shape than everyone else. But there’s football shape, there’s things like that. But Nick is real smart. I know he’s probably been taking his training there, so he’ll be ready, and we look forward to that day that he’s back," Lynch said.