Sep 10, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  San Francisco 49ers wide receivers Deebo Samuel (19) and Brandon Aiyuk (11) take the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk returns to practice; Deebo Samuel sits out

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk was back at practice on Monday after being inactive for the 49ers’ home victory over the New York Giants last Thursday night, but fellow star wide receiver Deebo Samuel did not practice.

Aiyuk suffered a shoulder injury in Week 2 on his first catch against the Los Angeles Rams. He finished with 43 yards in a 30-23 road victory.

In Week 1, Aiyuk caught eight passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns at Pittsburgh in the 49ers’ 30-7 victory.

Aiyuk, 25, was a first-round pick (25th overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Arizona State.

Samuel (ribs) was held out of Monday’s on-field workouts after playing a big role in the win over the Giants.

Coach Kyle Shanahan said on Friday the minor injury wasn’t expected to keep Samuel out too long.

“(He’s) pretty sore, so it’ll be day-to-day,” Shanahan said.

Samuel was hurt in the fourth quarter following a 19-yard reception.

“I actually fell on the ball and I thought it was my ribs,” Samuel said after the game. “I think the wind got knocked out of me. But after going in the tent, everything checked out fine and I was good.”

Linebacker Dre Greenlaw, listed day-to-day with an ankle injury, did not practice on Monday.

The 49ers (3-0) host the Arizona Cardinals (1-2) Sunday.

–Field Level Media

Dec 11, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) runs with the ball in front of Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David (54) in the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

49ers expect Deebo Samuel back in ‘three-ish’ weeks

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday that he expects injured star wideout Deebo Samuel to return in “three-ish” weeks.

An MRI exam on Monday revealed that Samuel sustained a sprained left ankle and a sprained MCL in his knee during Sunday’s game. Early reports said Samuel would be sidelined until the playoffs. The Niners have four regular-season games remaining.

Meanwhile, new QB1 Brock Purdy practiced Tuesday in a limited fashion, his rib/oblique injury more of a pain tolerance issue.

“I feel good,” Purdy said Tuesday, noting that he was sore Monday.

“It wasn’t excruciating pain or anything like that,” he said.

Shanahan said Purdy “won’t be able to make it worse” if he plays Thursday night against Seattle.

Samuel was injured Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and left the game after his leg bent awkwardly underneath him while being tackled on a 3-yard run, a play that finished with Tampa Bay recovering his fumble. Samuel attempted to get off the field under his own power before needing the assistance of a cart.

An emotional Samuel was in tears as he was taken from the field, and the team initially announced the injury was to his knee.

Samuel, 26, had four carries for 21 yards and a touchdown and four catches for 43 yards before leaving the game.

For the season, Samuel has 54 receptions for 612 yards and two touchdowns and has rushed for 228 yards and three scores.

–Field Level Media

Dec 11, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) is taken off the field after suffering an injury against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Report: 49ers without WR Deebo Samuel until playoffs

San Francisco 49ers hybrid wide receiver Deebo Samuel could be out until the playoffs with a high ankle sprain.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan said the 49ers would have more information after Samuel had an MRI exam on the injured left ankle. Recovery for high ankle injuries is typically 4-6 weeks.

NFL Network reported Monday that the 49ers were planning to be without Samuel until the playoffs.

Samuel was injured Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and left the game after his leg bent awkwardly underneath him while being tackled on a 3-yard run, a play that finished with Tampa Bay recovering his fumble. Samuel attempted to get off the field under his own power before needing the assistance of a cart.

An emotional Samuel was in tears as he was taken from the field, and the team initially announced the injury was to his knee.

Samuel, 26, had four carries for 21 yards and a touchdown and four catches for 43 yards before leaving the game.

For the season, Samuel has 54 receptions for 612 yards and two touchdowns and has rushed for 228 yards and three scores.

–Field Level Media

Jan 22, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) during a NFC Divisional playoff football game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: 49ers extend WR Deebo Samuel

The San Francisco 49ers are giving wide receiver Deebo Samuel a three-year, $71.55 million contract extension, ESPN and NFL Network reported Sunday.

He will be guaranteed $58.1 million, and the deal could be worth up to $73.5 million, per the reports.

Samuel, 26, hauled in 77 receptions for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns last season in 16 games (15 starts). He was also vital to the rushing game, adding 365 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.

The former second-round pick has spent his entire career with San Francisco, where he has recorded 167 receptions for 2,598 yards to go along with 10 touchdowns. He made his first Pro Bowl appearance last season, was named first-team All-Pro and led the league in yards per reception (18.2).

Samuel reported to the 49ers’ training camp but was “holding in” and not practicing while contract negotiations were ongoing. He had requested a trade out of San Francisco last April.

–Field Level Media

Feb 9, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel at the Super Bowl LVI Media Center at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Niners WR Deebo Samuel expected at minicamp

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is expected to take part in the team’s mandatory minicamp that begins Tuesday, ESPN and NFL Network reported.

Samuel skipped the 49ers’ voluntary organized team activities after asking to be traded.

Defensive end Nick Bosa, who also skipped OTAs, is expected at minicamp as well. Bosa, entering the fourth year of his rookie contract, is an extension candidate.

Samuel, 26, recently requested a trade from San Francisco on the heels of his breakout season. He is heading into the last year of his $7.24 million rookie deal and is due to make $3.99 million this year with a salary-cap hit of $4.89 million, according to Spotrac.

Samuel made first-team All-Pro last season after proving to be effective as both a ball carrier and a pass catcher. He made 77 receptions for 1,405 yards (league-leading 18.2 yards per catch) and six touchdowns, and he added 59 carries for 365 yards and eight touchdowns.

In three postseason games in the 2021 season, Samuel added 10 catches for 154 yards and a TD plus 27 carries for 137 yards and a score.

The 49ers selected Samuel in the second round of the 2019 draft out of South Carolina.

–Field Level Media

Jan 22, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) during a NFC Divisional playoff football game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

49ers coach: Nothing ‘remotely close’ on Deebo Samuel trade calls

San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters that the team has yet to receive a suitable trade offer for hybrid wide receiver Deebo Samuel.

“You’ll consider anything. You have a responsibility to help your organization the most you can,” Shanahan said on Friday night. “But losing a player like Deebo, it’s hard to see how that helps your organization. So you try to look into all the aspects of it and what people are willing to do, and nothing was even remotely close to what we thought would be fair to us or fair for the Niners.”

Multiple media outlets reported the New York Jets offered the 10th overall selection of the 2022 NFL Draft in a pick swap with San Francisco. The 49ers declined, and the Jets selected Ohio State wideout Garrett Wilson with that pick.

Samuel, 26, recently requested a trade from San Francisco on the heels of his breakout season. He is heading into the last year of his $7.24 million rookie deal and is due to make $3.99 million this year with a salary-cap hit of $4.89 million, according to Spotrac.

Samuel made first-team All-Pro last season after proving to be effective as both a ball carrier and a pass catcher. He made 77 receptions for 1,405 yards (league-leading 18.2 yards per catch) and six touchdowns, and he added 59 carries for 365 yards and eight touchdowns.

In three postseason games in the 2021 season, Samuel added 10 catches for 154 yards and a TD plus 27 carries for 137 yards and a score.

The 49ers selected Samuel in the second round of the 2019 draft out of South Carolina.

“We’ve been with him for three years,” Shanahan said. “I think we know him pretty well. He knows us pretty well. And things haven’t been the best over the last couple of months through outside perception. But I see that happen a lot in this league, especially in contract situations. So, you try not to overreact one way or the other on it. You try to be patient with it because emotions can get high with people, especially when you care about people and a lot is riding on it. But that’s what you’ve got to make sure you don’t react to. And you’ve got to make sure that when it’s all said and done, first and foremost, you do what’s right for the organization. And then second of all, you try to get a win-win for both sides.”

–Field Level Media

Jan 22, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) during warmups prior to a NFC Divisional playoff football game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Report: 49ers WR Deebo Samuel requests trade

Deebo Samuel wants a long-term contract, but not from the San Francisco 49ers.

According to NFL Network, the All-Pro wide receiver asked the 49ers to trade him and has no plans to report for offseason workouts.

Samuel is in the final year of his four-year rookie contract that paid a total of $7,247,476 as a second-round pick in the 2019 draft.

A versatile piece of the 49ers’ offense, Samuel also lines up at running back and in the slot. He posted 1,770 scrimmage yards and 14 total touchdowns in 2021.

Samuel could command a deal worth $20 million to $25 million per season after the market for No. 1 receivers was reset in recent weeks.

Tyreek Hill (Miami Dolphins) and Davante Adams (Las Vegas Raiders) were traded and netted new contracts to reach the plateau previously hit only by DeAndre Hopkins with the Arizona Cardinals.

The Green Bay Packers own multiple first-round picks as a result of the Adams trade and likely would have interest in Samuel, as would the Indianapolis Colts.

The Colts, 9-8 last season, fell short of the playoff by virtue of a loss at Jacksonville in the regular-season finale and have since remade the roster with moves for quarterback Matt Ryan, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

But the Colts are thin at wide receiver and don’t have a first-round pick in 2022.

Indianapolis and San Francisco completed a deal for a first-round pick in 2020, with the Colts landing All-Pro defensive tackle DeForest Buckner.

Count the Chiefs among teams likely to consider a call to 49ers general manager John Lynch about Samuel. With Hill gone, the Chiefs have been heavily invested in scouting the top wideouts in the 2022 draft class.

The teams got together for the 2019 trade that sent franchise-tagged pass rusher Dee Ford to the 49ers for a second-round pick.

–Field Level Media

Nov 28, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) celebrates with tight end George Kittle (85) after scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

49ers’ Deebo Samuel, George Kittle off injury report

San Francisco 49ers hybrid wide receiver Deebo Samuel and tight end George Kittle were not listed on the team’s injury report Wednesday.

That is promising news for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers ahead of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the host Los Angeles Rams. Garoppolo is still nursing an ailing thumb, however coach Kyle Shanahan said the quarterback’s right shoulder injury is no long as an issue.

Samuel and Kittle were seen hobbling toward the end of sixth-seeded San Francisco’s 13-10 road victory over the top-seeded Green Bay Packers on Saturday in an NFC divisional-round clash.

Samuel, 26, was the 49ers’ most dangerous weapon on offense this season. He led the team in receiving during the regular season with 1,405 yards on 77 catches with six touchdowns, and added 365 yards and eight scores on the ground.

Kittle, 28, had 71 catches for 910 yards and six touchdowns in 14 games during the regular season.

Offensive tackle Trent Williams (ankle) and rookie running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.

“In Trent’s mind, there’s no way he’s not playing,” Shanahan told reporters. “I know he believes he’s playing and so do I. … If he can, he will.”

–Field Level Media

Oct 3, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) walks off the field with medical personnel during the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

49ers’ Trent Williams, Jeff Wilson Jr. have ankle sprains, could play vs. Rams

San Francisco 49ers star left tackle Trent Williams was diagnosed with a right ankle sprain, which he suffered in Saturday’s playoff win over the Green Bay Packers.

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Williams’ X-rays were negative and left open the possibility that he’ll be able to play in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.

“You’ve got to see how the week goes, whether it heals,” Shanahan said. “If it was a high, then I’d rule him out.”

The coach added that there was “some old stuff in there too” regarding Williams’ injury. Williams played 15 games in the regular season and was named a first-team All-Pro for the first time, in addition to his ninth Pro Bowl selection.

Running back Jeff Wilson Jr. also suffered an ankle sprain against Green Bay. He was carted to the locker room early on, but Shanahan said his ended up not being a high-ankle sprain, either, and he also has a chance to play Sunday.

Wilson appeared in nine games (four starts) in 2021 and rushed for 294 yards and two touchdowns.

Shanahan also said that wide receiver Deebo Samuel was “sore” after taking a helmet to the side of his leg at the end of the Packers game. Samuel was San Francisco’s most dangerous weapon on offense in 2021, leading the team in receiving with 1,405 yards on 77 catches with six touchdowns and adding 365 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.

“We expect to see him on the practice field this week,” Shanahan said.

–Field Level Media

November 28, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson (7) tackles San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Niners WR Deebo Samuel (groin) out 1-2 weeks

San Francisco 49ers leading receiver Deebo Samuel will miss one to two weeks with a groin strain.

Niners coach Kyle Shanahan also said Monday that linebacker Fred Warner will miss this week’s game against Seattle with a hamstring injury.

Samuel left Sunday’s game in the second half against Minnesota after his groin area got tight on a running play. He finished with six rushes for 66 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught a pass for 12 yards.

He leads the 49ers in catches (56) and receiving yards (1,006). He’s the first WR in NFL history with 1,000 receiving yards, five receiving TDs and five rushing TDs in a season, per ESPN.

Warner will miss the first game of his career. He has 92 tackles – four for loss – and two fumble recoveries in 11 starts this season. He has played in every game in three-plus seasons in San Francisco. He made All-Pro and the Pro Bowl last season.

Shanahan also said rookie RB Trey Sermon could be headed to injured reserve with an ankle injury suffered in Sunday’s game. He would need to miss three games.

–Field Level Media