49ers plan to ease Nick Bosa back into action during rookie minicamp

/ by Matt Maiocco
Presented By NFLDraft2019

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers are in no rush to see their top draft pick on the field.

Ohio State edge rusher Nick Bosa, the 49ers' selection with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, took part in individual and one-on-one drills Friday during the first day of the 49ers’ rookie camp. When Bosa, wearing No. 97, went out to left defensive end for the 11-on-11 work, defensive coordinator Robert Saleh told him to sit it out.

Florida Atlantic defensive end Hunter Snyder, one of more than 40 players to receive tryouts, replaced Bosa in the team drills during the 90-minute non-padded practice.

Bosa has not played football since the third game of last season, when he sustained a bilateral core muscle injury against TCU. He underwent season-ending surgery.

Bosa withdrew from Ohio State in order to rehab and get ready for the draft. He is healthy and took part in all the workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. But the 49ers want to ease Bosa back into action, a club official said.


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The 49ers rookie minicamp continues with a practice on Saturday, which will be closed to the media.