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

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

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.

Chip Kelly 'not surprised' ex-49ers assistant prevented school shooting

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Chip Kelly 'not surprised' ex-49ers assistant prevented school shooting

Chip Kelly knows the type of person Keanon Lowe is. It's why Kelly recruited Lowe as a football player at the University of Oregon, and years later had him on his staffs with the Eagles and 49ers as an assistant.

When Lowe prevented a school shooting Friday at Parkrose High in Portland, Ore., Kelly wasn't surprised at all. In fact, what the now-UCLA coach wanted to know was Lowe's form in going from a former receiver to a defensive player in a heroic act.

“I wanted to know his [tackling] technique,” Kelly said Saturday to Scott Osler of the San Francisco Chronicle. “He told me it was like when he was on kickoff coverage, it really didn’t matter how you tackled 'em as long as you got 'em to the ground.”

Lowe now is the head football coach and security guard at Parkrose. The school was on a 23-game losing streak when he arrived, and Kelly isn't surprised Lowe would step into a situation so far from the NFL.

"He’s just a special person that’s always wanting to help and serve," Kelly said. "He’s the type of kid you just want to be around him. He’s a special young man, and I think everybody is fortunate he was where he was yesterday afternoon.”

[RELATED: Kerr lauds ex-49ers assistant for preventing school shooting]

Lowe played two seasons under Kelly at Oregon. He made 18 tackles on special teams between his freshman and sophomore years.

Why David Carr doesn't rank Joe Montana among top 10 QBs of Super Bowl era

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Why David Carr doesn't rank Joe Montana among top 10 QBs of Super Bowl era

For most people, the debate over the greatest quarterback of all time comes down to two names: Tom Brady and Joe Montana.

David Carr, it appears, is not most people.

The 2002 No. 1 overall draft pick, who now is an analyst for NFL Network, surely made some jaws drop Friday when he said Montana was not (!) a top-10 quarterback in the Super Bowl era.

Yes, you read that correctly. 

So, why does Carr believe the quarterback who was a perfect 4-0 in Super Bowls and universally is regarded as one of the best to ever spin it isn't a top-10 signal-caller? Well, things just set up too perfectly for Montana.

Um ... all right.

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So, just because Montana's talent was such a perfect fit with legendary coach Bill Walsh, that means the 49ers legend's accomplishments automatically are discounted?

Just an unspeakably brutal take.