Dan Sileo, a former NFL defensive tackle, reports on his show, The National Football Fair, which San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo started pitching two weeks ago. The team initially estimated that the veteran, who underwent shoulder surgery on March 8, would start pitching in early July.

“It just started casting two weeks ago,” Sileo said in a chat with Sports Illustrated’s Grant Cohn. “…He started throwing two weeks ago – intermediate stuff with coaches and stuff. So two weeks ago he started throwing.”

However, Sileo adds that he doesn’t think Garoppolo will be ready for full-contact action once the 49ers report to training camp on July 26.

“He will probably be healthy by the end of the camp, he might miss the first two weeks,” Sileo said. ” This will be [Trey] Lance’s work. It was always going to be Lance’s job because Garoppolo, health-wise, wasn’t going to be ready.”

On Thursday, Sileo also signaled that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might be interested in trading for Garoppolo. Of course, Sileo’s background regarding the latest 49ers news is unknown. However, he has a close relationship with San Francisco general manager John Lynch.

“I spoke with [Bucs GM] Jason Licht and Jason Licht told me that before Brady came back and came out of retirement, one of the options was to go try and get Garoppolo and bring him in to be heir apparent and take replacing Brady after his arrival. because of his injury.”

Sileo later said: “What I’m hearing is this: the Buccaneers have reached out to the 49ers to try and make Garoppolo heir apparent to Brady when he calls it a career at the end of the season. year. Both guys are represented by Don Yee.”

Sileo added that Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry also reached out to John Lynch and the 49ers.

“John won’t confirm that to me,” noted the former defensive tackle, “but he said several teams contacted him about Garoppolo.”

Sileo thinks the Buccaneers are the best for Garoppolo.

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