Jennings, Roman, Bruce not expected at minicamp

The 49ers are scheduled to take part in their first minicamp at the end of next week, but at least three notable veteran players are not expected to be at the team’s practice facility in Santa Clara.

–Offensive tackle Jonas Jennings will not attend the minicamp, as the 49ers have informed him he does not fit into their future plans, a club source said.


Jennings felt he was in danger of getting released last offseason after playing in just five games in 2007. He returned for another season after getting shifted from left tackle to right tackle. But Jennings played in the first two games before sustaining a season-ending shoulder injury.


The 49ers have not yet officially released Jennings, who is scheduled to earn $4.2 million in base salary. He is continuing his rehabilitation from last season’s injury. Since signing a seven-year, $36 million contract with the 49ers as a free agent, Jennings missed 41 games with injuries in four seasons.


Jennings‘ release will create $3.1 million in salary cap space for the 49ers.


–Safety Mark Roman will not attend minicamp because the club has given him permission to seek a trade. The 49ers want two-year veteran Dashon Goldson to get the bulk of the repetitions at free safety. Goldson is being penciled in as the starter in place of Roman, who has gone 34 games (34 starts) without recording an interception.


The 49ers gave Roman’s agent, Albert Elias, permission to seek a trade on March 2. Elias said the 49ers told him that Roman can return to the 49ers as a nickel and dime back. Roman is scheduled to earn $900,000 in base salary in 2009, the final year of his contract.


–Also, receiver Isaac Bruce has yet to inform the 49ers whether he plans to retire or return for a 16th NFL season. The club does not expect Bruce to attend the 49ers’ first gathering of the offseason.


Bruce, 36, led the 49ers with 61 receptions for 835 yards and seven touchdowns. He is scheduled to earn $1.475 million this season.


The 49ers signed free-agent receiver Brandon Jones (Titans), and they expect split end Josh Morgan to emerge into a top-flight receiver in his second season.


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There will be meetings beginning Monday, as new offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye will begin the classroom sessions to begin installation of his system. The week will conclude with practices on Friday and Saturday. (The workouts are closed to the general public.)


The 49ers were allowed one additional voluntary minicamp this offseason because coach Mike Singletary is in his first full season at the helm.


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