It will be easy to spot the defensive lineman with the freshest legs Thursday for the final practice of San Francisco 49ers minicamp.
The session will mark the first time Thomas has taken the field with his new teammates in more than a month. An NFL rule severely limits the amount of time rookies who haven’t graduated from schools that use a quarter-based academic calendar can participate in an offseason program.
So even though the Stanford campus is only 13 miles away from 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara, Thomas has spent the bulk of his time on his own preparing for his first NFL season.
Understandably, Thomas described the situation as “very frustrating” during a Friday morning interview with co-host Ed McCaffrey and me on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
“It’s kind of hard right now,” said Thomas, who left Stanford following his junior season. “I’m kind of itching to go out there and report and just be with the guys. I’m a guy who always likes to be around my team, grind with my team and compete with my teammates.”
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