Tag:Mike Singletary
Posted on: August 10, 2010 12:12 pm

Kentwan Balmer AWOL at 49ers practice

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

San Francisco DL Kentwan Balmer left training camp Monday, and nobody outside the organization seems to know why.

The San Jose Mercury News has the story, but 49ers coach Mike Singletary declined to comment on why Balmer was gone, saying only, “He and I have to talk and figure some things out."

Singletary said he expected Balmer – who apparently is frustrated about his playing time – to return to camp. Balmer suffered through a shoulder injury last year, and though he said before training camp that he was excited to return and reclaim his starting spot, his position is definitely in jeopardy.

This morning, Pro Football Talk has reported Balmer will return to training camp Wednesday and that Singletary had given Balmer off a couple days to deal with a family matter.

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Posted on: July 31, 2010 10:09 pm

Franklin's absence at 49ers camp looms large

NT Aubrayo Franklin didn’t report with his 49ers teammates today, and it seems like a pretty good bet he won’t be around when San Francisco officially opens training camp with its first practice Sunday afternoon.

The unsigned Franklin apparently didn’t like the one-year, $7 million tender the 49ers offered, and coach Mike Singletary hasn’t talked to him all offseason. So, what happens now?

Though 49ers observers seem to think a deal will get done in the preseason, it’s hard to tell when he’ll report.

"There's no mistaking about it: Aubrayo is one of a kind," linebacker Patrick Willis told the Press Democrat . "I love playing with Aubrayo. At the same time, I know this is a business and, at the end of the day, we have to work with who we have here. I know everything is going to work itself out and that's out of my control. If I could snap my fingers, and make him be here, I would. But I can't."

--Josh Katzowitz

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