The viral clip of 49ers rookie cornerback Deommodore Lenoir locking up a receiver throughout minicamp made waves on social media final month, but additionally probably was the video that bought the 49ers in scorching water with the NFL.
On Thursday, NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero reported that the 49ers had been docked every week of rookie improvement as a result of a rule violation that befell at rookie minicamp. Pelissero famous that the violation got here to gentle as a result of a social media clip.
Whereas the video of Lenior appears innocent, there isn’t a press protection allowed throughout rookie minicamp, per NFL guidelines. Though the contact is minimal, there nonetheless is sufficient to warrant a violation, that means this could possibly be the clip that bought the 49ers in bother.
Lenoir, a sixth-round draft pick of Oregon, acquired reward for his sticky protection from all corners of social media, together with from former 49er and Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Deion Sanders.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan canceled the rest of the 49ers’ offseason program within the wake of accidents to Jeff Wilson Jr., Justin Skule and Tarvarius Moore. Some rookies have been anticipated to remain behind to proceed their NFL improvement, however that additionally will likely be reduce quick now.
Emmanuel Moseley and Jason Verrett are anticipated to be the 49ers’ beginning cornerbacks heading into the season, with Ok’Waun Williams manning the nickel spot. Lenoir, Dontae Johnson, Tim Harris, Ken Webster and Mark Fields are the opposite cornerbacks at the moment on the roster.
The 49ers will reconvene for coaching camp in late July.