San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke confirmed to the media on Friday that fullback Bruce Miller is not currently participating in the team's offseason workout program. Baalke said Miller is back in Georgia for now.
"We sat down with Bruce and feel it's very important for him to handle this situation," Baalke said. "Once it's handled, we'll move on from there."
Miller was arrested in March after allegedly getting into a verbal argument and pushed his fiancee to the ground. We have not heard further details.
Last year, when Ray McDonald had his incident in late August, he was playing the next week as they worked through the process. If Miller's incident had happened during the season, would he be sitting out? Or are the 49ers able to benefit from the fact that it is the offseason? Miller is due a $40,000 workout bonus, but otherwise this does not cost him any salary.
The 49ers have two more months of the offseason program, including a voluntary minicamp in a week and a half, and the mandatory minicamp in June.