In joining his new team, it certainly doesn't appear as if Joe Staley burned any bridges with his previous one.
On his very first day in his new role as a 49ers analyst for NBC Sports Bay Area, Staley wasted no time in settling in. The All-Decade left tackle was in attendance at practice Thursday, and re-introduced himself to the players, many of whom he shared a locker room with for several seasons.
That included tight end George Kittle, whose first three seasons in the NFL coincided with Staley's final three. Based on their initial embrace Thursday, one gathers that they got along pretty well back then, and still do.
"We're not going to get a lot done with Joe Staley at media stuff, guys," Kittle quipped.
In opening up the questioning, Staley didn't exactly suggest otherwise.
Those guys clearly don't know how to have any fun.