Solomon Thomas was one of the few first round picks left unsigned in the NFL. That's no longer the case, as Thomas and the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a contract. GM John Lynch announced the move on Twitter.
Thomas was one of just three unsigned first round picks, but he agreed to his deal just before the 49ers hold their first training camp practice.
As the No. 3 pick, the rookie scale dictates that Thomas will receive a four-year, $28 million contract. It's fully guaranteed, but teams can include "offset language," which essentially allows teams to recoup some money if a player is cut and signs elsewhere. Lynch didn't say what the hold up in the contract talks were, but that's usually the reason behind the delay. That was the reason for the holdout of Joey Bosa last year.
Now that he's signed, Thomas will be able to participate in the team's first practice today. He's expected to compete for regular playing time as a DL. He'll likely serve mostly as a DE, but could kick inside to DT on passing downs.Back to the San Francisco 49ers Newsfeed