SANTA CLARA Linebacker Reuben Foster has been cleared for full-contact practices, but the 49ers’ other first-round draft pick, defensive end Solomon Thomas, remained unsigned on the team’s first day of training camp.
Thomas, who was selected third overall, is represented by the same agency, CAA, that represents 49ers guard Joshua Garnett and Chargers pass rusher Joey Bosa. Garnett . a former first-round pick, signed his rookie contract on the eve of training camp last year. Bosa, who like Thomas was taken at pick No. 3, didn’t sign until August 29th.
General manager John Lynch said he was optimistic that a deal would be completed soon and that the two sides continue to talk. Still, it was the lone blemish as the 49ers reported to camp on Thursday. Every other player was on hand and there were no injuries that landed players on preseason injury lists.
: “I’m concerned right now,” Lynch said about a potential holdout. “I wish this were done. I think it should be done.”