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.

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