The 49ers wrap up their offseason program over the next three days with mandatory minicamp, but there will be at least one notable absence.
Franchise player Aubrayo Franklin remains unsigned and won’t show up. Coach Mike Singletary indicated on Wednesday he didn’t expect linebacker Manny Lawson to be there either.
It’s unclear if the 49ers will fine Lawson for possibly missing mandatory work, but Singletary doesn’t sound worried.
“I have heard that Aubrayo
will not be here, which does not bother me one bit,” Singletary said
Wednesday. “Manny is not here — does not bother me one bit. Those guys
are working. They are doing what they need to do. I’ll see them when I
Singletary remains a disciplinarian, but this is a good example of being a “player’s coach.” As a former player that once staged his own holdout, he won’t waste calories complaining about missing players.