Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) runs with the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs LVIII between Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Bills, Patriots bidding on 49ers WR Deebo Samuel

Trade offers for wide receiver Deebo Samuel could fetch the San Francisco 49ers a first-round pick in the 2025 NFL Draft, according to multiple reports.

The two teams at the center of the bidding prior to the start of the second round of the 2024 draft on Friday were AFC East rivals Buffalo and New England, NFL Network and The Athletic reported.

NFL Network reported the Patriots and 49ers engaged in conversations around Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk during the NFL Scouting Combine, but compensation was a sticking point.

The Bills traded No. 1 wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans earlier this month and traded back twice on Thursday. Buffalo holds the No. 33 pick in the draft Friday.

49ers general manager John Lynch said on Wednesday that he “wouldn’t anticipate” a scenario in which the team would trade Aiyuk, who is looking for a long-term deal from San Francisco.

Whether Samuel could be available after Lynch used the 49ers’ first-round selection on Florida wide receiver Ricky Pearsall — a former Aiyuk teammate in 2019 before transferring to the Gators from Arizona State.

Lynch called Samuel “a part of this team, and a big part of this team” on Thursday night after the pick. Head coach Kyle Shanahan went further, saying trade talks took place when teams called but trading a wide receiver “doesn’t seem that likely to be honest. But I’m still on the table. If someone offered [owner] Jed [York] and John good stuff for me, I’m going to be out of here.”

–Field Level Media

Jan 7, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17) misses a pass in the end zone against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Davante Adams, Justin Jefferson among stars of Netflix’s ‘Receiver’

Davante Adams, Justin Jefferson and three other big-name pass catchers are starring in Netflix’s docuseries called “Receiver,” the streaming service announced Tuesday.

The star wideouts of the Las Vegas Raiders and Minnesota Vikings, respectively, will be joined by the San Francisco 49ers duo of Deebo Samuel and George Kittle as well as Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown.

The eight-episode series is scheduled to start in the summer.

“Receiver” is a continuation of Netflix’s relationship with the NFL that first began with “Quarterback” in 2023. The production is a joint endeavor with NFL Films, Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions and Patrick Mahomes’ 2PM Productions.

“The natural progression is from a pass to a catch, so we’re excited to dive into the ‘Receiver’ world after the success of our ‘Quarterback’ series,” Netflix executive Gabe Spitzer said. “NFL Films, Omaha Productions and 2PM Productions have delivered again in finding unique and dynamic athletes who will further highlight the drama of this sport on and off the field.”

Manning said he was “excited” to give fans a closer look at some of the best receivers in the NFL.

“As we did with ‘Quarterback,’ we look forward to telling the stories of five incredible receivers, each with their unique personality, skillset and motivation for what drives them to be the best.”

–Field Level Media

September 21, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) carries the football during the second quarter against the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) set to return for 49ers vs. Jaguars

San Francisco receiver Deebo Samuel is slated to be back on the field when the 49ers visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Samuel missed the past three games due to a hairline fracture in his shoulder. He practiced in full all week and was not given an injury status on Friday.

The 49ers (5-3) lost all three games without their versatile star and scored just 17 points in each of them.

“Anytime you’re not part of the game, it’s kind of hard but I have kind of been there before,” Samuel told reporters. “It’s just another game, not trying to do nothing crazy, just go out there and do what I do.”

Samuel has caught 20 passes for 302 yards and one touchdown in six games this season. He also had rushed for 95 yards and one score on 18 carries.

The fifth-year pro’s best season was in 2021 when he established career bests of 77 receptions for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 365 yards and eight scores. He was a Pro Bowl selection that season.

Star left tackle Trent Williams (ankle) is questionable after being a limited practice participant the past two days.

Williams, a 10-time Pro Bowl selection, has missed the past two games.

“I think he’s real questionable to be plain,” San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said. “That’s what my eyes see too. We have tomorrow too, tomorrow is Saturday. If it’s not tomorrow, we’ll wait until game time.”

Nose tackle Javon Hargrave (knee) is questionable after he felt soreness during the week.

Defensive end Drake Jackson (knee) and guard Aaron Banks (toe) were ruled out for the 49ers.

As for the Jaguars, receiver Zay Jones (knee) will miss his fourth straight game.

Among the players listed questionable are safety Andre Cisco (hamstring) and cornerback Tyson Campbell (hamstring).

–Field Level Media

Oct 15, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23) runs from Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) during the first half at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Injured 49ers McCaffrey, Samuel, Williams all could play on MNF

Christian McCaffrey’s oblique/rib injury is not considered serious, giving the San Francisco 49ers’ star running back a chance to play on “Monday Night Football” next week at the Minnesota Vikings, ESPN reported Tuesday.

McCaffrey joins wide receiver Deebo Samuel and left tackle Trent Williams as injured 49ers players who may be back sooner than expected.

NBC Sports Bay Area reported that McCaffrey’s injury has to do with pain tolerance more than anything else, leaving open the possibility that he, Samuel and Williams don’t miss any time for San Francisco (5-1).

McCaffrey, Samuel (shoulder) and Williams (ankle) all came away with injuries in Sunday’s 19-17 road loss to the Cleveland Browns — San Francisco’s first defeat of the season.

Williams’ ankle injury is not a high ankle sprain, coach Kyle Shanahan said. Samuel was hit on the shoulder while running a jet sweep on the Niners’ first play from scrimmage.

As of Monday, the 49ers had been waiting for more imaging to come back on McCaffrey before determining a course of action.

McCaffrey leads the NFL in rushing with 553 yards despite being held to 43 yards on 11 carries before exiting the Browns game. He also has nine touchdowns (seven rushing, two receiving) through six games.

–Field Level Media

Jan 8, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23) warms up before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

49ers’ Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel sit out practice

San Francisco 49ers star Christian McCaffrey, hybrid receiver Deebo Samuel and running back Elijah Mitchell sat out practice on Wednesday as they nursed their respective injuries.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan, however, told reporters that he expects McCaffrey (calf), Samuel (ankle) and Mitchell (groin) to play in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

“I expect them (to play), but there’s no guarantees,” Shanahan said on Wednesday. “Especially with it being an NFC Championship Game, I think there’s a better chance they’ll be ready since there’s nothing guaranteed after this. Hopefully, we’ll keep our fingers crossed.”

Shanahan initially deemed McCaffrey and Mitchell as day-to-day on Monday, one day after the 49ers’ 19-12 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Shanahan also addressed the availability of defensive end Charles Omenihu (oblique) for Sunday’s game. Omenihu was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence on Monday after police were called to his home in San Jose, Calif.

“We’ve looked into it for the last 24 hours or 48 hours, not necessarily myself but other people,” Shanahan said. “We feel very good letting the legal process take care of itself. Don’t feel we should kick him off our team at this time.”

The NFL confirmed that Omenihu will remain available and that the case will be reviewed down the line.

“The matter will be reviewed under the league’s personal conduct policy. There is no change to his status,” the league’s statement said.

Omenihu, 25, has recorded career-best totals in tackles (20) and sacks (4.5) in 17 games (three starts) this season. He also had two sacks and a forced fumble in San Francisco’s 41-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks in the wild-card round.

McCaffrey, 26, rushed for 746 yards and six touchdowns and caught 52 passes for 464 yards and four scores in 11 regular-season games for the 49ers after being acquired from the Carolina Panthers in mid-October. He was superb in the NFC wild-card round when he gained 119 yards on 15 carries and added a TD catch.

Mitchell, 24, was limited to five regular-season games due to two knee injuries — one to each knee — and had 279 yards and two touchdowns. He had just 2 yards on nine carries versus Seattle but had a touchdown grab among his two catches for 25 yards.

Samuel, 27, had 56 catches for 632 yards and two touchdowns and 42 carries for 232 yards and three scores in 13 games this season. He had six receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown in the wild-card game versus Seattle.

–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

Dec 11, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) stands on the field before the start of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

49ers star WR Deebo Samuel (ankle) carted off

San Francisco 49ers hybrid wide receiver Deebo Samuel sustained a left ankle injury during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Santa Clara, Calif.

Samuel was injured 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.

The 49ers announced Samuel was questionable to return to the game.

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

–Field Level Media

Oct 3, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) runs with the ball against the Los Angeles Rams during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Niners WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) to miss clash with Rams

San Francisco 49ers star receiver Deebo Samuel has been ruled out of Sunday’s road game against the Los Angeles Rams due to a hamstring injury.

Samuel missed practice all week with the injury, which occurred during last weekend’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

San Francisco has a bye next week but coach Kyle Shanahan said that had nothing to do with the decision.

“It’s not a precaution,” Shanahan said Friday. “He’s not good enough to go. The fact that he even had a chance means hopefully he’ll be good with the week off and ready for the next game.”

The versatile Samuel has caught 32 passes for 387 yards and two touchdowns this season and has added 138 yards and one score on the ground.

Samuel caught six passes for a season-high 115 yards and one touchdown when the host 49ers defeated the Rams 24-9 in Week 4.

Samuel had a monster season in 2021 when he recorded 77 catches for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 365 yards and eight scores. He was named a Pro Bowl selection for the first time.

Other San Francisco players to be ruled out are defensive tackle Arik Armstead (foot, ankle), fullback Kyle Juszczyk (finger) and linebacker Dre Greenlaw (calf). Listed as questionable are cornerback Jason Verrett (knee) and receiver Jauan Jennings (hamstring).

–Field Level Media

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.

–Field Level Media

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.

–Field Level Media