The 49ers are activating Deebo Samuel from their non-football harm listing, according to ESPN’s Nick Wagoner. Whereas his standing for the 49ers’ Week 1 sport in opposition to the Cardinals continues to be up within the air, Samuel, who’s lower than three months faraway from surgical procedure to restore a fractured foot, is now eligible to play if he’s wholesome sufficient to take action. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan stated that he’s hopeful that Samuel and rookie receiver Brandon Aiyuk, who pulled his hamstring late final month, will have the ability to apply subsequent week. 

The thirty eighth general choose within the 2019 draft, the 5-foot-11, 214-pound Samuel loved a productive rookie season for the NFC champion 49ers. Final season, Samuel caught 57 passes for 802 yards and three touchdowns in 15 common season video games. He additionally ran for 3 touchdowns whereas averaging 11.4 yards per carry. Within the playoffs, Samuel had 16 touches for 229 yards that included 92 whole yards in San Francisco’s 31-20 loss to Kansas Metropolis in Tremendous Bowl LIV.

Whereas Samuel is predicted to be the 49ers’ high receiver, the crew additionally has excessive hopes for Aiyuk, who caught 65 passes for 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns throughout his ultimate season at Arizona State. 

“I have been actual impressed with him, simply being round him,” Shanahan lately stated of Aiyuk, the twenty fifth general choose on this yr’s draft. “He was very spectacular on the Zoom conferences, simply his consideration to element. Since we have gotten right here, simply going via these walk-throughs and stuff, you possibly can inform he is aware of methods to apply like a professional. You possibly can inform he comes ready each day. He isn’t a man it’s important to educate methods to act, or educate how necessary it’s to be taught these things. You possibly can inform he understood that earlier than he obtained right here. 

“Since we have been round him, you possibly can inform he is been working. That is why he is additional forward than, I believe, different rookies at the moment.” 

The 49ers have had a slew of accidents at receiver this offseason. Jalen Hurd, a third-round choose within the 2019, will miss his second consecutive season after struggling a torn ACL throughout coaching camp. Tavon Austin was lately positioned on injured reserve after sustaining a knee harm. J.J. Nelson, who was lately signed by the 49ers, has missed time with a knee harm. Richie James,  a three-year veteran, was lately activated after coping with a damaged wrist. 

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