The mystery of defensive tackle Kentawn Balmer’s absence from 49ers training camp has been solved. Sort of. We think.
Per a league source, coach Mike Singletary granted Balmer a couple of days off to deal with a family issue. Balmer is expected to return on Wednesday.
Of course, there’s a chance that the family issue unexpectedly will take more time than that. And there’s also a chance that the team and the player are trying to downplay what could be a bigger issue.
Either way, it looks like there’s a good chance this issue will become a non-issue by Wednesday.