Nothing has been signed yet, and coach Jim Tomsula isn't getting involved.
"I won’t be sticking my nose into the business side of it," Tomsula said, per 49ers.com. "I’m going to coach football. I’m going to coach the guys that are here along with our staff. When it comes to that, I do get both sides of it."
Despite that, Tomsula said he "absolutely" wants Wilhoite around for the long term.
After the unexpected retirements of two linebackers, the
Wilhoite is an exclusive rights free agent, but GM Trent Baalke told the media he hopes to negotiate a long-term deal.
"We’re working on something with him as we speak … He’s kind of in a unique situation. He was kind of caught in a numbers deal," Baalke said, per SFGate.com.
Baalke expects Bowman and
Wilhoite, 28, filled in when starters Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman were sidelined with injuries last season. He started all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2014. He tallied career-highs with 87 total tackles, six passes defensed and two interceptions.
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