SANTA CLARA -- Jed York indicated Friday he doesn’t want to be a distraction to Jim Tomsula and his staff as they prepare to face the Rams and declined to discuss the state of the franchise. The team’s CEO said he would address the media at a more appropriate point.
Reporters crossed paths with York as they were leaving the open portion of practice. York’s team is 2-5, ranks at the bottom of the league in several categories and is in fourth place in the NFC West.
Fans and media have focused their ranger on York, who parted ways with popular Jim Harbaugh at the end of the 2014 season and who, along with general manager Trent Baalke, led the effort to find his replacement. York hasn’t spoken publicly to reporters since the spring and has been criticized recently for his lack of visibility.
He’s had a good excuse in recent days. He and his wife, Danielle, had their second child, a son named Brixton, last Friday. York said Danielle went into labor at Levi’s Stadium during the team’s eventual 20-3 loss to the Seahawks.