49ers sign OT Jordan Mills; Kyle Shanahan provides an injury update for Jason Verrett

The 49ers signed offensive tackle Jordan Mills, per Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network. This is a signing that makes sense for the 49ers, who worked out Mills on Thursday. Jaylon Moore is out with an injury, and he had served as the swing tackle for the Niners.

Talking about novice receivers, Kyle Shanahan said, “It’s guaranteed that a rookie, especially a receiver, will actually do something that bothers me in practice.”

Speaking of interference, Shanahan called ghost penalties on three players during Friday practice to practice situational football when the Niners would be in 2nd and 20th place: “I called one on Kittle. I called Sudfeld. I called one at McGlinchey. In short, the people I knew would be affected.”

Kittle kept walking back to the group to complain to Shanahan, but the head coach didn’t flinch.

Shanahan shared an update on cornerback Jason Verrett:

“I’d love to get him into camp and get him ready for week 1. Guess that’s his mindset. I’m done if it’s not ready for week 1 to get it ready (for later). He is also one of the best leaders. We want to give him time to be Jason again.”

It might make more sense for the 49ers to put Everrett on the PUP list. That would leave an open spot on the 53-man roster, while giving Verrett an extra two months to get healthy and get himself back in shape.

This team will have to make tough decisions when it comes time to cut corners, so putting away a player and keeping Verrett is a win for everyone.

Bryant Young will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Shanahan remembers Young’s career well:

“I love BY. I was a ball boy when he was called up. Talking about a rookie comes in and doesn’t act like a rookie. He was a man from day 1. … He deserves it (from HOF) and is one of the most impressive people.”

Shanahan was asked if he’s ever coached a rookie who didn’t feel like a rookie after talking about Young. Without hesitation, Kyle said, “Bosa. Bosa has been a professional since he was three years old.”

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