Deebo Samuel studies to 49ers camp; GM John Lynch ‘hopeful’ contract will get finished in ‘close to future’

Deebo Samuel reported for San Francisco 49ers coaching camp. Now the hope is a long-term deal will be struck.

Niners basic supervisor John Lynch mentioned Tuesday that he is optimistic an extension can get finished quickly.

“We have had actually productive and substantive talks,” Lynch mentioned. “I do not need to get everybody all excited that one thing is imminent, as a result of we’re not there but. However actually hopeful that within the close to future, we’ll be capable of announce one thing that’s thrilling for everybody concerned. Deebo is right here at this time, and we’re enthusiastic about transferring ahead with him as a part of this group.”

The query is whether or not Samuel will take part in any follow periods earlier than a brand new deal will get finished. Whereas the brand new CBA has ended most conventional holdouts, hold-ins (the place a participant studies and attends conferences however would not follow) are extra widespread.

A second-round decide in 2019, the wideout enters the ultimate yr of his rookie deal set to earn $3.936 million in base wage.

Samuel’s future with the membership has hovered over the franchise all offseason. The star wideout requested a commerce again in April, however the 49ers did not transfer him forward of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Whereas the contract scenario has lingered — as a boatload of different receivers have gotten paid this offseason — different questions have additionally percolated, together with Samuel’s utilization within the offense. There have been discussions about Deebo not wanting for use out of the backfield as a lot transferring ahead to avoid wasting his physique from fixed beatings.

Coach Kyle Shanahan mentioned Tuesday that he had a “actual good dialogue” with Samuel about his utilization within the offense.

“We’re on the identical web page with it,” Shanahan mentioned.

Now Samuel and the Niners simply must get on the identical web page on contract talks.