The San Francisco 49ers made another pair of roster moves on Friday. The team announced that outside linebacker Aaron Lynch and offensive lineman Trenton Brown have both been removed from the NFI list. This comes two days after the team removed Carlos Hyde from the list. This leaves DeAndre Smelter on the NFI list and Daniel Kilgore on the PUP list.
When the 49ers removed Hyde from the list, I mentioned a hypothetical as to why this might have been the case. Hyde had a calf strain this offseason, and his physical to start training camp was Monday. My guess was that maybe he felt fine, but the team wanted to get one more opinion on his physical results. That maybe took an extra day, and so they put him on the NFI list just to be safe.
Since the 49ers veterans have not practiced yet, I would assume something similar with Lynch. They placed him on the list to be safe, and when it was clear he was ready to go, they removed him. This would seem to indicate that Hyde, Lynch and Brown will all be good to go when the team hits the practice field on Saturday.
Daniel Kilgore remains the only significant injury question heading into training camp. DeAndre Smelter is also a question, but is more of a long-play anyway. Kilgore was going to compete for the center position, but until he returns, Marcus Martin and Dillon Farrell will be competing for the opportunities at center and right guard.