UPDATE (9am on Friday) -- San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch is hopeful that top pick Solomon Thomas, who remains unsigned, will not miss much of the 49ers training camp, which begins Friday in Santa Clara.
"I feel like we're extremely close," Lynch said on KNBR Thursday morning. "Hopeful that we can get there today.
"Both sides are working in earnest. He’s a top-three player and these things get a little complicated. And we’re trying to reach an agreement and just closing some things up."
If it happens quickly, Thomas could join the team for its first training camp practice Friday at 10am.
On April 27, the 49ers selected Solomon Thomas with the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft.
As of Thursday afternoon, he remains unsigned.
49ers general manager John Lynch addressed the media on Thursday and was asked about the defensive lineman's status.
John Lynch: "We’re still working on that. Been lot of productive conversations in last couple of days. We’re hopeful we can get this done."— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) July 27, 2017
John Lynch on Solomon Thomas’ absence: "I’m concerned right now. I wish this were done. I thnk it should be done."— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) July 27, 2017
Thomas missed most of the 49ers' offseason program because NFL rules stipulate that rookies who have not completed their undergraduate degrees are ineligible to join on a full-time basis until after their schools' final classes of the spring semester.
Stanford's late schedule put Thomas a little behind schedule.
“We have our iPads, so I’ll be able to watch film from that,” Thomas said in mid-May. “I talk to Josh (Garnett) quite a bit, and he’ll give me advice on how to go through this process – how to stay in touch, just keep learning along the way and keep progressing along the way.”