SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer, getting their first-round draft pick into training camp a few hours before the team's first meeting.
Balmer, a late-blooming star at North Carolina, was the 29th overall pick in April. He is the last of the 49ers' six draft picks to sign, agreeing to a five-year contract Thursday.
Balmer will be among the prospective replacements for Bryant Young, who retired last winter after 14 seasons with San Francisco. Young was at the 49ers' training complex Thursday as the players assembled for an evening team meeting, but Young has no plans to renounce his retirement.
The 49ers will hold their first practice Friday in Santa Clara.

Recent NFL Discussions

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Betting Against Terrible NFL Teams When you have a great handle on just how an NFL franchise is going to perform heading into a brand new season, well, clearly, that’s a good thing that will allow...
Thumbnail Broncos Win-Total Pick Are the Denver Broncos going to once again be a force in the AFC...
Thumbnail Packers Win-Total Prediction Can the Green Bay Packers remain the best team in the NFC North and make a run to double-digit wins this...
Thumbnail NFL Regular Season Win Totals How many wins will each of the 32 teams have in the NFL regular season? Here's a look at the odds.
Top Potential Wins for Ravens in 2017 The opening lines for every game of the 2017 NFL season are out -- which five of the Baltimore Ravens' games are solid chances for wins?

NFL Team Pages