49ers signed LT Joe Staley to a two-year extension through 2021.
Staley was scheduled to be a free agent next spring, but this deal keeps the Pro Bowler under contract through his age-37 season. Despite that advancing age, Staley remained one of the better tackles in the league last season. With 2018 first-rounder Mike McGlinchey on the other side, the 49ers have a quality tackle group.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, No. 2 overall draft pick Nick Bosa was diagnosed with an ankle sprain after getting an MRI of the injury on Wednesday evening. The 49ers are planning to be cautious with Bosa as he works back from the injury that knocked him off the practice fields earlier in the day.
The good news is there doesn’t appear to be any reason to think Bosa won’t be available for the regular season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 8. However, Bosa missed several offseason practices this spring due to a hamstring strain as well. Add in Bosa missing most of last season at Ohio State with a core muscle injury and Bosa will have not played all that much football, real or in practice, since the 2017 season.
The 49ers may have set a penalty record on Saturday - whether it be their own or league-wide. The team totaled a whopping 18 penalties for 216 yards against the Cowboys. Late in the fourth quarter, cornerback Dontae Johnson was flagged on a 35-yard pass interference call that put the Cowboys on the four-yard line, down 17-9. It was an error that should’ve given Dallas at least six points, but the 49ers defense ensured four straight incompletions to put the game away. In contrast, Dallas only committed five penalties for 59 yards.