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

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.

–Field Level Media

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.

–Field Level Media

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).

–Field Level Media

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.

–Field Level Media

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).

–Field Level Media

Dec 27, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) catches a pass as Washington Football Team defensive back Jeremy Reaves (39) in the second quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington signs WR Curtis Samuel to three-year deal

Jan 3, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) reacts during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Washington signed wide receiver Curtis Samuel to a three-year deal on Wednesday, reuniting the former Carolina Panthers’ weapon with head coach Ron Rivera and former Ohio State teammate Terry McLaurin.

Multiple outlets reported Samuel will receive a total of $34.5 million over the life of the deal.

McLaurin is the top receiver on the Washington Football Team roster and posted via social media that he and Samuel have discussed this day since they were freshmen in Columbus.

A gadget player at Ohio State with a running back background, Samuel is just 24 years old and still viewed as a playmaker with upside.

Samuel had a career-best 851 receiving yards last season and the former second-round pick is most likely to be used as a slot receiver in Washington.

–Field Level Media

Nov 22, 2020; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones (11) comes down with a pass against Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Shaq Thompson (54) during the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers activate three from COVID-19 list

Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson, wide receiver Curtis Samuel and rookie defensive tackle Derrick Brown returned to practice Friday after being activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The team appears to be moving in the right direction after putting eight players on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week, including the three who just returned.

Thompson, 26, has recorded 87 tackles and two forced fumbles in 12 games this season.

Samuel, 24, has 54 catches for 517 yards and three receiving touchdowns in 2020. He also has rushed 27 times for 117 yards and two scores.

Brown, 22, has 27 tackles in 12 games this season since being selected by the Panthers with the seventh overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Star running back Christian McCaffrey, who is not expected to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos, was not spotted at Friday’s practice, according to the team’s website. McCaffrey sat out the last three games with a shoulder injury and missed Thursday’s practice after a quad injury surfaced earlier this week.

–Field Level Media

Oct 25, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) leaves the game with an apparent injury during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

NFL injury notebook: Browns’ Beckham suffers knee injury

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and center JC Tretter both suffered apparent leg injuries on the same play early in the first quarter of Sunday’s 37-34 victory at Cincinnati.

On the Browns’ second offensive snap, quarterback Baker Mayfield was intercepted on a deep throw down the right sideline intended for Beckham. Beckham was assisted off the field and taken to the Browns’ locker room.

The NFL Network reported after the game that the injury is feared to be “major” and Beckham is scheduled to have an MRI exam on Monday morning to determine the severity.

After the interception, Tretter was on the turf clutching his right leg and knee area. He was helped off the field and received treatment on the Cleveland sideline before returning to the game during the Browns’ next offensive series.

–Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton left the 25-3 loss to the Washington Football Team in the third quarter with a concussion after he absorbed an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit from linebacker Jon Bostic.

The Cowboys confirmed after the game that Dalton will enter the league’s concussion protocol. Dalton was 9 of 19 for 75 yards with an interception.

Bostic was ejected, and Dallas had to use its third quarterback in three games, rookie Ben DiNucci. The seventh-round draft pick out of James Madison tried three passes, completing two for 39 yards.

–Washington safety Landon Collins sustained a season-ending Achilles injury in the loss to the Cowboys, NFL Network reported. Collins is scheduled for an MRI on Monday, per the report.

The 26-year-old three-time Pro Bowl selection was carted off with an injury to his right lower leg in the second quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

–Starting in place of injured Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-6 victory over the New England Patriots but he suffered an ankle injury on the last score, a 7-yarder in the third period.

Starting receiver Deebo Samuel also exited with a hamstring injury on a catch in the fourth quarter and Richie James Jr. left with an ankle injury.

Afterward, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated that Wilson likely suffered a high ankle sprain and is a candidate to be placed on injured reserve, where he would miss a minimum of three games. The 49ers’ only healthy running backs on their active roster are rookie JaMycal Hasty and Jerick McKinnon.

–Three Patriots suffered injuries in the loss to the 49ers — wide receiver N’Keal Harry (head), guard Joe Thuney (ankle) and offensive tackle Justin Herron (ankle). All three left the game and did not return.

Thuney hadn’t missed an offensive snap since Week 7 of last season, and his injury is believed to be a mild low ankle sprain, according to a report from NFL Media.

–Arizona running back Kenyan Drake was carted off from the sideline with a towel over his head late in the fourth quarter of the Cardinals’ 37-34 OT win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Drake was hurt on a 2-yard run with 4:12 left in regulation, and he needed help off the field.

He was the third Cardinal to leave the contest, following defensive tackle Jordan Phillips, who suffered a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter, and linebacker Isaiah Irving, who suffered a neck injury with 51 seconds left in the first half on a kickoff. Irving was strapped on a backboard and carted off the field.

–Seahawks running back Chris Carson left the OT loss to the Cardinals in the second quarter with a foot injury after rushing five times for 34 yards.

The Seahawks were also without cornerback Shaquill Griffin, who was evaluated for a possible concussion in the third quarter. He was replaced by Tre Flowers.

–Bengals offensive tackle Jonah Williams suffered a neck injury in the second quarter against the Browns and did not return to the game. He handed his helmet to the training staff and initially was tested for a concussion.

–Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay rushed for 79 yards on nine carries before leaving late in the first half with a concussion suffered when he was tackled by Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Daniel Sorensen.

–Los Angeles Chargers tight end Virgil Green suffered an ankle injury after scoring a 26-yard touchdown in the third quarter of the team’s 39-29 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars and did not return.

Right guard Ryan Groy had a biceps injury in the fourth quarter and did not return.

–Jaguars receiver Dede Westbrook was carted off the field with a serious leg injury on the final play of the third quarter. His knee appeared to give out as he made a cut, and as he was tackled, a cry could be heard from the field.

Jaguars cornerback Sidney Jones (back) and linebacker Dakota Allen (ankle) also left in the first half.

–New York Jets receiver Breshad Perriman was being evaluated for a concussion after the team’s 18-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

–Field Level Media

September 13, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) signals before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

49ers star TE Kittle set to return vs. Eagles

San Francisco 49ers star tight end George Kittle is available to play on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles after a two-game absence due to a sprained left knee.

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that Kittle and receiver Deebo Samuel (foot) have been cleared to play. Kittle was injured in the season-opening game against the Arizona Cardinals and Samuel was injured in mid-June and has missed all three games.

Kittle was a full practice participant the past three days. He also insisted during a media availability on Thursday that he would be on the field.

The two-time Pro Bowl selection had four receptions for 44 yards before exiting against Arizona.

Kittle is fresh off back-to-back outstanding seasons. He caught 88 passes for 1,377 yards and five touchdowns in 2018 and followed with 85 receptions for 1,053 yards and five scores last season.

Samuel caught 57 passes for 802 yards and three touchdowns last season as a rookie.

Shanahan said he will pick his spots per utilizing Samuel against the Eagles.

“It is his first time back, we have got to be smart with that,” Shanahan said. “I know he’ll be out there but it won’t be his normal role, that’s for sure.”

Nick Mullens will be the quarterback for the second straight game as Jimmy Garoppolo continues to recover from a sprained right ankle.

Running back Raheem Mostert (knee) also will miss his second straight game. Jerick McKinnon will start in his place.

Shanahan said that tight end Jordan Reed (knee) and defensive end Dee Ford (back) will be placed on injured reserve on Saturday. The move will require both players to miss at least three games.

Also ruled out were linebacker Dre Greenlaw (quadriceps) and cornerbacks Emmanuel Moseley (concussion) and Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring).

Linebacker K’Waun Williams (hip) is questionable.

–Field Level Media