49ers guard Joshua Garnett gets into action
SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers on Friday inked guard Joshua Garnett, a first-round pick in April and the last of their 11 to sign his rookie deal, to a four-year contract.
Garnett, selected 28th overall, missed most of the spring practices because Stanford classes were still in session. Still, he took part in the team’s June minicamp and fared well. He and Chargers first-round pick Joey Bosa, taken 3rd overall, were the only first-round picks in the NFL who were unsigned.
The 49ers report for training camp Saturday and the first practice is Sunday.
Team officials have not decided where Garnett will play this season, although he took most of his spring snaps at right guard, a problem area for the 49ers a year ago.
"I think the biggest thing is he didn’t stand out," Chip Kelly said after Garnett's first day in June. "So usually you stand out in those situations because you’re going the wrong way or the right guard’s going right and everybody else is going left. I think he fit in really well."