Kyle Shanahan remains confident 49ers, Deebo Samuel will come to agreement

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49ers receiver Deebo Samuel is staying away from the team’s voluntary organized team activities as he seeks a long-term deal. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday he expects Samuel at the mandatory minicamp next month, along with Nick Bosa and Trent Williams.

Samuel’s contract dispute with the 49ers led him to ask for a trade this offseason, but the team continues to express confidence it can work things out with the All-Pro. Shanahan reiterated his optimism Tuesday.

“Yeah, of course I do,” Shanahan said. I thought that the last time I talked to you guys at draft time. I feel the same if not stronger.”

Samuel is due $3.986 million in base salary in 2022, the final season of his rookie contract.

New deals for receivers Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill and Stefon Diggs have raised the stakes, but an extension for Cooper Kupp with the Rams likely will up the price even more. So, the 49ers would be wise to get something done sooner than later.

6 responses to “Kyle Shanahan remains confident 49ers, Deebo Samuel will come to agreement

  1. Man, I sure hope Kyle is right. Would be one hell of a void to fill at WR.

  2. Given Tyreek’s character issues and Deebo being younger, it seems Deebo should make more than Hill.

  3. Deebo has no leverage. All he can do is play out his comtract. If he really wants out of Santa Clara then he may be there for two seasons beyond this one. After two franchise tags then he would be free. Teams have all the power on the NFL. More than likely, he will cave and sign a long term deal for the security. If he does not then he REALLY hates it there.

  4. yolo2020 says:
    May 24, 2022 at 8:50 pm
    Given Tyreek’s character issues and Deebo being younger, it seems Deebo should make more than Hill.

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    Deebo is not a great WR. He is a good WR with running ability. He plays hard and runs hard but as a WR alone he is average. Being he already said he does not want to continue running nearly as much as he did last year that puts his value a lot lower than he thinks it should be. I can’t stand Hill as a person but saying Deebo should make anywhere near what he is or that they are even close in being the same level of WR is just ignorant.

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