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Source: Trey Lance staying in the Bay Area for an extra week of 49ers practice

Source: Trey Lance staying in the Bay Area for an extra week of 49ers practice

SANTA CLARA — Trey Lance is doing everything in his power to prepare for his second season in the NFL with the 49ers.

Team sources told NBC Sports Bay Area on Sunday that the second-year quarterback is expected to stay in Santa Clara for an additional week on a voluntary basis.

Coach Kyle Shanahan cut the team’s mandatory minicamp by one day, saying the staff have seen everything they need for now.

That’s nothing new for the head coach, who has turned day three of minicamp into a picnic day for players, staff and their families for the past few years. Bouncing houses, children’s activities and food vendors are brought in to help create an environment that fosters bonding within the group.

“I’m watching the offseason because you’re allowed to have 12 practices,” Shanahan said after the first day of minicamp. “Nine of them are called OTAs and three are called mini-camps, but I consider that 12 workouts and I don’t think you need 12 workouts. I never have. And that that’s why we never did 12.”

The head coach recalled holding 11 off-season practices as the most for the team, but added that the number of practices is determined as the offseason progresses. This season, Shanahan thought the group’s progress was going well enough to move minicamp for a week instead of June 13-15.

Along with Lance, the 49ers’ 2022 draft class will remain in the Bay Area for another week of work with several sophomores and a few veterans. Most veterans, including Deebo Samuel, will leave the facility to work with their own private trainers closer to their hometown and/or family.

While Samuel reported to team headquarters without a contract extension yet completed, he did not work with Lance on the pitch for team drills during both practices. Not wanting to risk injury, the star receiver worked with team coaches on agility and was seen running sprints down the side of the field.

Lance doesn’t think wasting time working with one of his best players will get in the way of building chemistry. The young quarterback knows they will see each other a lot once the team reunites for training camp in late July.

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“No, I don’t think so,” Lance said during minicamp. “It would be great to have him there, but I understand the situation and we will be spending a lot of time together this offseason in July and at the end of June. So it’s not something that worries me at all and training camp is nothing but rehearsals.

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