The San Francisco 49ers are two weeks into their offseason workout program, which means they are entering phase two. The first phase only allowed for strength and conditioning coaches on the field with players. This second phase allows for all coaches to be on the field, and for individual instruction to take place. The team can start to implement the offense with significantly more detail than what the classroom allows.
While the 49ers enter phase two, most NFL teams are start off their programs this week. That includes the Denver Broncos and New York Jets. Both teams have notable news regarding their franchise tagged players. Von Miller is expected to skip the Broncos voluntary program, and Muhammad Wilkerson is expected to do the same with the Jets. They cannot be fined for skipping the voluntary portion of the program. However, if they skip the mandatory minicamp in June, the team is allowed to fine each player.
Teams have until July 15 to agree to a long-term contract with a franchise player. After that day, the player can only play under the franchise tag. Players frequently skip the voluntary work under the franchise tag, so as to avoid injury in workouts they can frequently do on their own. The bigger question is whether or not the player will skip training camp and even the regular season to try and force a trade. Usually the player ends up reporting, and I would expect the same with Miller and Wilkerson.