August 14, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) warm up before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Trey Lance official QB1 for 49ers; Deebo Samuel reports to camp

The Trey Lance era in San Francisco has officially begun.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters Tuesday that veteran Jimmy Garoppolo has been told he doesn’t figure into the team’s plans this season and that Lance, entering his second NFL season, will take over as the starting quarterback.

“Jimmy understands where we’re at, we understand where we’re at,” said Shanahan, flanked by general manager John Lynch. “I can’t tell you how appreciative I have been of Jimmy and him being here and so appreciate what he did for us last year … and taking us real close to the Super Bowl but we have moved on to Trey.”

Garoppolo had offseason shoulder surgery, which Shanahan said has hampered the 49ers’ ability to trade him. Now healthy, Garoppolo will follow a throwing routine on the side and won’t be part of the active training camp roster.

“We don’t plan on (Garoppolo) practicing with the team and things like that, and we’ll take it day by day and constantly talk with him and hope we can figure out the best for both” parties, Shanahan said.

Lynch also said Tuesday that star receiver Deebo Samuel is in camp, despite requesting to be traded in April during a contract stalemate.

Lynch said while a resolution isn’t just around the corner, the two sides are working toward one.

“We’ve had really productive and substantive talks,” Lynch said. “I don’t want to get everyone all excited that something is imminent because we’re not there yet. But we’re really hopeful that, in the near future, we’ll be able to announce something that’s exciting for everyone involved. So that’s good. Deebo’s here today, and we’re excited about moving forward with him as part of this team.”

Samuel, 26, recently requested the trade on the heels of his breakout season. He is heading into the last year of his $7.25 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 the Pro Bowl and 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 (a league-leading 18.2 yards per catch) and six touchdowns, and he added 59 carries for 365 yards and eight touchdowns.

Garoppolo, 30, carries a $26.95 million cap hit for 2022, the final season of a five-year, $137.5 million deal he signed with San Francisco in February 2018.

He went 9-6 as the starter last season, completing 68.3 percent of his passes for 3,810 yards with 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

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Jan 30, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) is pursued by Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Leonard Floyd (54) and defensive end Earnest Brown IV (90) on a 44-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter during the NFC Championship game at SoFi Stadium. The Rams defeated the 49ers 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

49ers GM John Lynch: Deebo Samuel not on trade block

Deebo Samuel won’t be leaving San Francisco if 49ers general manager John Lynch has his way.

While the star wide receiver recently requested a trade, Lynch isn’t interested in dealing his team’s top offensive weapon.

“I can’t ever imagine wanting to move on from Deebo,” Lynch said Monday in a pre-draft press conference. “You put yourself through the exercises of even though we don’t have a first-round pick, you have to be thorough in this process and prepare for everything, and … you go through and do that. He’s just too good of a player.”

Lynch would not get into details of contract negotiations with Samuel, who is heading into the last year of his rookie deal and is due to make $3.99 million this year with a salary-cap hit of $4.89 million, according to Spotrac.com.

“I know you (reporters) have jobs to do, and everyone’s very curious about Deebo and what’s going on there. I would ask for your guys’ understanding and a little perspective that I’m not going to talk about that much today, because I don’t think that’s productive,” Lynch said. “I don’t want to speak on behalf of Deebo and his team, and I think it’s non-productive for us to be talking about things.”

Samuel, 26, 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 this year, 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.

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Jan 22, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) before the game against the Green Bay Packers in a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

49ers pick up DE Nick Bosa’s 5th-year option

The San Francisco 49ers on Monday exercised the fifth-year option on defensive end Nick Bosa’s rookie contract.

Bosa will earn a guaranteed $17.8 million in 2023.

Bosa racked up a career-best 15.5 sacks in 2021 and has 24.5 sacks in 35 games (33 starts). He missed all but two games of the 2020 season with an ACL injury. The No. 2 overall pick of the 2019 draft made the Pro Bowl in his rookie season and 2021.

“We’re going to do everything we can to keep him a part of this organization,” Niners general manager John Lynch said Monday during a draft week press conference. “He’s a foundational player, much like Deebo (Samuel).”

Samuel asked the 49ers last week for a trade and reportedly has no plans to report for offseason workouts.

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

“I can’t ever imagine wanting to move on from Deebo. … He’s just too good of a player,” Lynch said, without going into specifics.

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

Lynch also said quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will resume throwing in June. Garoppolo is rehabbing from shoulder surgery and is not expected to be at full strength until training camp begins in July.

Garoppolo, 30, is 31-14 as the starter in San Francisco, completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 11,162 yards and 66 touchdowns against 38 interceptions. He is 4-2 in six postseason starts for the 49ers.

The 49ers selected Lance with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He appeared in six games (two starts) and completed 57.7 percent of his pass attempts for 603 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions. He was 1-1 as a starter.

Lynch has previously said they would not release Garoppolo but might trade or even keep him.

“You don’t just give players like that away,” Lynch said Monday.

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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

Deebo Samuel Next Team Odds: From Colts to Commanders

All-Pro wide receiver Deebo Samuel reportedly told the San Francisco 49ers that he wants to be traded.

That sent sportsbooks scurrying to provide odds on where the dynamic playmaker might play next season.

The Indianapolis Colts opened as the favorite to acquire him among 16 potential destinations offered by SportsBetting.ag.

Deebo Samuel Next Team Odds
*If traded before Week 1
Colts: +450
Chiefs: +500
Jets: +500
Saints: +500
Packers: +600
Eagles: +800
Ravens: +1000
Falcons: +1200
Lions: +1200
Steelers: +1200
Browns: +1600
Patriots: +1600
Broncos: +2000
Cardinals: +2000
Texans: +2000
Buccaneers: +2500

Samuel, who is entering the final year of his four-year rookie contract, wants a new long-term deal but reportedly told the 49ers last week that he doesn’t want it to be with San Francisco. According to multiple reports, Samuel is frustrated with the hybrid wide receiver/running back role that 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan developed for him last season.

The 26-year-old accumulated 1,770 scrimmage yards and 14 total touchdowns last season. A 2019 second-round pick, Samuel could command a deal in the $20 million-$25 million range based on recent contracts signed by marquee wide receivers.

The Colts missed the playoffs at 9-8 last season. They have since traded quarterback Carson Wentz and acquired long-time Falcons franchise quarterback Matt Ryan. Their receiving corps remains thin, but the Colts also lack a first-round pick this year.

The Chiefs and Packers are playoff teams that fell short of the Super Bowl last season and then dealt their No. 1 wide receivers — Kansas City shipping Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins and Green Bay sending Davante Adams to the Raiders. Both could be strong suitors for Samuel and come armed with picks courtesy of those deals.

The Jets were in the mix for Hill and would presumably have similar interest in Samuel to provide another target for second-year quarterback Zach Wilson.

How about New England with longshot odds at +1600? The Patriots spent a record amount upgrading their offense in free agency last offseason, but coach Bill Belichick has a long track record of placing a premium on versatile playmakers.

Of course, Samuel also could return to San Francisco — with or without a new contract. He has no intention of showing up to offseason workouts, but the 49ers also hold all the leverage.

FoxBet is still offering the 49ers with the shortest odds on the team Samuel suits up for in Week 1 next season.

49ers: -150
Jets: +250
Colts: +400
Packers: +550
Falcons: +750
Saints: +900
Titans: +1100
Eagles: +1500
Commanders: +1800

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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.

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Feb 6, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Cornerback Xavien Howard of the Miami Dolphins (25) is reflected on the visor of NFC wide receiver Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers (19) as Samuel is tackled by AFC free safety Kevin Byard of the Tennessee Titans (31) during the Pro Bowl football game at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Deebo Samuel, other WR holdouts expected

Deebo Samuel plans to skip workouts with the 49ers and appears determined to stay away until San Francisco addresses his contract, according to multiple reports.

As voluntary workouts began Monday for 21 of the NFL’s 32 teams, ESPN and NFL Network reported that several wide receivers are instead entering holdout mode.

Samuel, Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown and Washington Commanders No. 1 target Terry McLaurin all are planning to be away from their teams during the offseason, ESPN reported.

All three players are in line for a raise entering the final year of their four-year contracts, outperforming their draft status to become lead receivers. Samuel and Brown were second-round picks in 2019; McLaurin was a third-round selection.

Samuel, per the NFL’s draft slot pay structure, signed a four-year deal worth $7,247,476 in 2019.

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, which is in line with the direction of the market for No. 1 receivers. 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.

Hill exceeded Adams’ deal with the Raiders, signing a contract worth $30 million per season on average.

Adams edged Watkins with a contract averaging $28 million per year, but his total guaranteed money is only $22.8 million as compared to $52.5 million for Hill.

Brown could also push to make $20-plus million per season, the average of Chris Godwin’s new deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Amari Cooper’s contract value with the Cleveland Browns.

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Sep 26, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Fred Warner (54) gestures during the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

49ers LB Fred Warner (hamstring) listed as doubtful vs. Seahawks

San Francisco 49ers standout linebacker Fred Warner has a slim chance of playing in Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks despite being ruled out earlier this week by coach Kyle Shanahan.

Warner, who has a hamstring injury, was listed as doubtful on Friday’s injury report. He has never missed a game in his four-year career.

Warner didn’t participate in practices this week.

The 2020 Pro Bowler is just eight tackles away from reaching 100 for the fourth straight season. He has 459 in 59 career games.

As expected, star receiver Deebo Samuel will miss the game due to a groin injury he sustained in last Sunday’s 34-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

Others declared out were cornerback Dre Greenlaw (groin), running back Trey Sermon (ankle) and defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (calf).

San Francisco listed linebacker Marcell Harris (concussion) as questionable.

As for the Seahawks, guard Damien Lewis (elbow, groin) is doubtful. Lewis reportedly had a cyst removed from his groin this week.

Three running backs are questionable for Seattle: Alex Collins (abdomen), Travis Homer (calf) and Rashaad Penny (hamstring).

Seattle signed veteran Adrian Peterson earlier this week due to the shortage of ball carriers.

“He’s been a remarkable competitor forever and it was so obvious that it was really a boost for a bunch of guys, the young guys in particular,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Peterson. “He’s serious about playing. He’s not just here for show.”

Seattle (3-8) has lost six of its past seven games as it goes up against San Francisco (6-5), which has won three straight.

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Oct 31, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert (24) runs past San Francisco 49ers cornerback Josh Norman (26) during the first half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

49ers pour it on late to knock off Bears

Jimmy Garoppolo passed for 322 yards and ran for two touchdowns and Elijah Mitchell rushed for a career-best 137 yards and a score to help the visiting San Francisco 49ers defeat the Chicago Bears 33-22 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak.

San Francisco (3-4) used an 18-point fourth quarter to surge ahead of Chicago (3-5), which has lost three straight. The 49ers scored on seven successive possessions before a series of kneel-downs to close the game.

Deebo Samuel had six receptions for 171 yards for San Francisco, including an 83-yard catch and run that set up a third-quarter touchdown.

Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields passed for a touchdown and ran for another — a brilliant, 22-yard scamper on a fourth-quarter fourth-and-one — but defensive lapses ultimately doomed Chicago before a late Fields interception. Fields was 19-for-27 passing for 175 yards and an interception and also ran for a career-high 103 yards on 10 carries.

Joey Slye kicked field goals of 48, 52, 22 and 32 yards for the 49ers.

Chicago took a 13-9 lead into halftime. Kicker Cairo Santos bookended field goals of 39 and 40 yards around an eight-yard touchdown pass from Fields to Jesse James.

After managing just three points in 13 possessions during last week’s lopsided, 38-3 loss at Tampa Bay, the Bears scored on each of their first-half possessions for the first time since December 2013.

Santos added a 25-yard field goal on the opening drive of the second half, extending the Chicago advantage to 16-9 while stretching his franchise record to 38 consecutive field goals made.

But San Francisco responded with consecutive touchdown drives, taking a 23-16 lead with 14:11 to go on a five-yard scoring run from Mitchell and a two-point conversion pass from Garoppolo to Brandon Aiyuk.

Bears special teams coordinator Chris Tabor served as acting head coach, as fourth-year coach Matt Nagy remained in the NFL’s COVID-19 protocol. Nagy confirmed Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19, with Tabor operating Bears team meetings throughout the week.

Defensive back Eddie Jackson left the game for Chicago with a hamstring injury. San Francisco safety Jimmie Ward left with a quad injury.

Linebacker Khalil Mack (foot) was out for the Bears, while the 49ers’ inactives included defensive end Dee Ford (concussion).

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Jun 2, 2021; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) looks on during drills as part of an OTA at Inova Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

WR Curtis Samuel returns to Washington Football Team practice

Wide receiver Curtis Samuel returned to practice with the Washington Football Team for the first time since being placed on short-term injured reserve with a groin injury.

Samuel signed as a free agent in the offseason with the expectation he would start opposite Terry McLaurin while reuniting with former Panthers coaches Scott Turner and Ron Rivera.

Samuel has 21 days to practice without counting against the 53-man roster and can be activated at any time.

Samuel signed a three-year, $34.5 million contract in free agency.

The 25-year-old was bothered by the groin injury for parts of the offseason and tweaked the muscle during training camp.

Rookie Dyami Brown stepped into a bigger role for Washington with Samuel sidelined.

In four seasons with the Panthers, Samuel caught 185 passes for 2,087 yards and 14 touchdowns over 53 games (32 starts).

Turner, offensive coordinator in Washington, was with the Panthers as an offensive assistant under Rivera for Samuel’s first three seasons. He described Samuel as an intelligent “energy guy” with great versatility when the signing was first announced.

“I think he’s just scratching the surface on what he’s capable of,” Turner said.

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Jun 2, 2021; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) looks on during drills as part of an OTA at Inova Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington WR Curtis Samuel placed on IR

Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel is out for at least three weeks after landing on injured reserve with a groin injury suffered in practice this week.

Samuel signed a three-year, $34.5 million contract in free agency, reuniting with Ron Rivera, his former coach with the Carolina Panthers.

The 25-year-old was bothered by the injury for parts of the offseason and tweaked the muscle pull this week. He attempted to return to practice but was unable to continue.

Rookie Dyami Brown is expected to start opposite Terry McLaurin with Samuel on IR.

In four seasons with the Panthers, Samuel caught 185 passes for 2,087 yards and 14 touchdowns over 53 games (32 starts).

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