Joe Staley

49ers top pick Solomon Thomas signs on 1st day of practice

Solomon Thomas signed his contract, rushed to the locker room to throw on a jersey and cleats, and ran out to the field to join the rest of his San Francisco 49ers teammates at the first training camp practice under coach Kyle Shanahan.

"It was amazing to get out here and be here Day 1 with my team," Thomas said Friday. "I'm just very glad we got this done as quickly as possible."

Thomas was able to pass the conditioning test while his teammates practiced and then watched the team drills in the final half of practice. He is expected to jump right in on Saturday.

"We've seen Solomon. We've seen his workouts and stuff. He's a guy I believe is in...