49ers not keen on signing Earl Thomas, Kyle Shanahan clarifies

Coach Kyle Shanahan finished theory about any idea the 49ers would have interest in signing veteran free-agent safety Earl Thomas.

The appropriate response is a vehement no, Shanahan said Tuesday.

“I’m real happy with our safeties,” Shanahan said. “Nothing against Earl, but there wasn’t interest just because we have our team.”

Thomas, a previous Seattle Seahawks All-Pro player, became available on Sunday when the Baltimore Ravens reported he was released for “personal conduct that has adversely affected” the team.

Despite the fact that the 49ers were promptly discussed as a potential landing spot for Thomas as a result of his insight into the guarded system, it never seemed well and good in view of the 49ers’ offseason commitment to Jimmie Ward.

The 49ers feel great with Ward and Jaquiski Tartt as the beginning safeties. The club included veteran Johnathan Cyprien a week ago to include depth alongside Tarvarius Moore and Marcell Harris.

“We have the guys we want in our spot and I think this is how we planned it,” Shanahan said. “We have some good competition, too, with the guys who are behind them. We’re excited about our group.”

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