SAN FRANCISCO -- Defensive linemen Justin Smith is the most notable 49ers player not in uniform for Friday's opener against the Minnesota Vikings.Smith, the winner of the Bill Walsh Award last season as the team MVP, is likely being given the night off. He was on the field during pregame warmups, but is not injured. He sat out a practice last week but returned the next day, as coach Jim Harbaugh gave the veteran a rest day.Other players not expected to see action Friday night are tight end Nate Byham, defensive lineman Will Tukuafu, receiver Joe Hastings and linebacker Cam Johnson. Linebacker Darius Fleming (knee) and running back Jewel Hampton (bone spurs) have yet to be activated for training camp.The 49ers announced that defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs would be listed as a tight end and wear No. 40. However, Dobbs took part in warmups with the 49ers' defensive linemen. He is expected to see action on both sides of the ball during the exhibition season. Prior to Friday's game, Parys Haralson yelled a greeting to former 49ers coach Mike Singletary, now the Vikings' assistant to the head coachlinebackers. Larry Grant went over to shake Singletary's hand during pre-game warmups.
The San Francisco 49ers agreed to a four-year, $16 million deal with defensive tackle Earl Mitchell on Friday, CSNBayArea.com has learned.
Mitchell, 29, will earn $5.5 million in his first year with the 49ers.
The seven-year veteran played in nine games last season for the Dolphins. He recorded 17 total tackles.
Since entering the league in 2010 as a third-round draft pick with the Texans, Mitchell has appeared in 100 games between Houston and Miami, totaling 206 tackles. He has also recorded 5.5 sacks.
#49ers reach four-year, $16M deal with DT Earl Mitchell, per source. He receives $5.5M in first year.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) February 25, 2017
The San Francisco 49ers have a total of 10 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Here is where they will be on the clock in each round:
49ERS 2017 DRAFT PICKS
1. First round: No. 2 overall
2. Second round: No. 34 overall
3. Third round: No. 66 overall
4. Fourth round: No. 109 overall
5. Fourth round: No. 143 overall (compensatory)
6. Fifth round: No. 146 overall
7. Fifth round: No. 161 (pick acquired from Washington in 2015 trade for TE Derek Carrier)
8. Sixth round: No. 186 overall
9. Sixth round: No. 202 overall (pick acquired from Denver in 2015 trade for TE Vernon Davis)
10. Seventh round: No. 219 overall (pick acquired from Cleveland in 2015 trade for Andy Lee)