Will be 100 percent for OTAs
Lance (ankle) said Tuesday that he's 3-4 weeks away from being cleared for practice and will be 100 percent for OTAs this summer, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Lance opened the season as the 49ers' starting quarterback but fractured his fibula and suffered a ligament disruption in his right ankle in Week 2. He was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign and underwent a procedure at the end of December to extract hardware stemming from his initial ankle surgery in September. The 2021 first-round pick remains on track to be healthy for offseason work and the 2023 campaign, which is an encouraging update seeing as Brock Purdy is expected to miss at least six months with a torn UCL in his right elbow and Jimmy Garoppolo is headed toward free agency.
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Timeline for return TBD
Coach Kyle Shanahan acknowledged Tuesday that there is not yet a precise timeline for Purdy's return following the quarterback's March 10 procedure to repair his right elbow, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
To split first-team reps sans Purdy
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday he expects Lance (ankle) to split first-team reps with Sam Darnold during early offseason workouts as Brock Purdy (elbow) recovers from surgery, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.comg reports.
Lead man in QB competition
GM John Lynch said Monday that Purdy (elbow) is "probably the leader in the clubhouse" to start at quarterback for the 49ers, if healthy, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Dealt to 49ers
It was previously reported that Gonzalez was set to be released by the Panthers, but they have instead settled on a trade to the 49ers for an undisclosed return, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Gets released Thursday
The Panthers released Gonzalez on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Heads to 49ers on one-year pact
Darnold and the 49ers agreed to terms on a one-year contract Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Undergoes elbow procedure
Purdy underwent surgery on his right elbow Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Surgery scheduled this week
Purdy (elbow) is scheduled to undergo surgery Friday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Hopes to have surgery next week
Purdy (elbow) will meet with his surgeon later this week and hopes to undergo surgery next week, according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner.
Purdy (elbow) will have his planned surgery date delayed from Feb. 22 until early March due to continued swelling, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.