The 49ers are preparing for Week 1 without Nick Bosa as his contract standoff continues.

The San Francisco 49ers practiced on Monday, less than a weTek before their Week 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nick Bosa, their top defensive end, held out. Bosa has not visited the 49ers' facilities because he wants a long-term agreement

 at The second-overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft will make $17.8 million on his fifth-year option, which San Francisco picked up. Three Pro Bowls and a league-leading 18.5 sacks in 16 games made Bosa an easy choice for Defensive Player of the Year in 2022. 

Bosa wants reimbursement for thproduction. According to The Mercury News, Bosa is set to sign the highest NFL contract for a non-quarterback, valued over $32 million yearly. Bosa's 49ers colleagues questioned his absence from training camp and preseason games. It's clear they want him on the field Week 1 and beyond, but with no hope, practice is all that matters.

 We want Bosa, definitely "Talanoa Hufanga, safety, said The Mercury News. We must plan as though he won't be here. This is a front-office question, thus I cannot provide further information. It will be lovely when Bosa arrives with No. 97." In his 12th year in the NFL, Tashaun Gipson Sr. knows that the league is a business and that circumstances like this happen at every organization.

"Do what’s best for yourself and your family," Gipson advised. "Having Nick on the pitch is vital. He's the league's finest defensive defender and one of its best players."

Kyle Shanahan has been calm about his top defensive choice, and GM John Lynch said the 49ers' relationship with him so far has been "good" and "healthy."

Shanahan anticipated Bosa would practice before Week 1, but he may not.

The Mercury News reports that the 49ers will not enforce Bosa's $4 million fines after a settlement. No one knows when that deal will happen.t

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