Deebo Samuel is expected to attend 49ers’ minicamp

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Deebo Samuel is not holding out.

Samuel, the star receiver/runner who wants a new contract, is expected to attend the 49ers’ mandatory minicamp today, according to multiple reports.

That doesn’t mean Samuel is happy with his contract situation, but it does mean he’s choosing not to escalate the situation. Skipping mandatory work would make this more than just an ordinary contract dispute and would call into question whether Samuel will continue playing for the 49ers. If Samuel is willing to show up to minicamp, he seems satisfied that things can work out.

If Samuel were to skip training camp, the 49ers could fine him $95,877.

Samuel is heading into the fourth and final season of his rookie contract. Last year he was a first-team All-Pro who led the NFL with an average of 18.2 yards per catch and totaled 1,845 all-purpose yards.

12 responses to “Deebo Samuel is expected to attend 49ers’ minicamp

  1. I can not think of any other business where you convince your boss you need a raise by not showing up for work.

  2. Let him walk and have some team like Panthers pay him $30m a season and still go 6-11.

  3. Ruha Nuggetcrusher says:
    June 7, 2022 at 9:07 am
    Let him walk and have some team like Panthers pay him $30m a season and still go 6-11.

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    That’s like half the league that follows that approach.

  4. He has been injured his entire NFL career. He put together a great run to end last season, even played hurt. Now he thinks he deserves a mega deal, ok, but give back your first 2 years when you were hurt all the time. When he gets his big deal he will only play half the games. Check his injury games missed, and then watch what happens. Production when he plays is great, but he misses a lot of time.

  5. New NFL bargaining agreement should make it impossible for all these holdouts to happen. If you sign a contract, follow through on it. I don’t care about the money. It’s called character and dignity. Don’t like the contract they presented you years earlier? Then you shouldn’t have signed it.

  6. “I can not think of any other business where you convince your boss you need a raise by not showing up for work.”

    I can. People that have skills that are in short supply can demand raises or they quit and go to a competitor. That is basically what football players do, but since they are under contract, holding out is their only recourse.

  7. Holding out is NOT breaking the contract. It is part of the contract. All NFL contracts contain clauses that explain what the penalty is for holding out. It is agreed up between the teams and the players and the CBA.

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