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San Francisco 49ers broad receiver Deebo Samuel, who hasactually askedfor a trade, published remarks about his present scenario through Twitter (in a since-deleted tweet) on Wednesday:
Matt Maiocco @MaioccoNBCS
Deebo Samuel’s now-deleted tweet states just he, his representative and the #49ers understand what’s truly takingplace. Samuel informed @JeffDarlington he askedfor a trade. That part is not in concern. The factor(s) for the demand is (are) not understood at this point. pic.twitter.com/1vk4gXxqOO
Earlier Wednesday, ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reported that Samuel made him mindful of his trade demand:
Jeff Darlington @JeffDarlington
Breaking News: I simply spoke to large receiver Deebo Samuel — and he informed me that he has asked the 49ers to trade him.
He did not desire to goover particular factors behind his demand, however he has certainly let the 49ers understand his desire to leave the company. More to come.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network supplied a follow-up report:
The 26-year-old Samuel, who has played all 3 of his NFL seasons in San Francisco, completed last year with 1,770 skirmish lawns and 14 goals.
It isn’t clear why Samuel is looking to leave San Francisco. There were reports that he didn’t desire to be a running back/wide receiver hybrid, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network in an look on the Rich Eisen Show:
“It sounds like there’s numerous layers to this, Rich. But definitely one of them is Deebo Samuel desires to be a receiver and not a receiver/running back. His hurrying tries were substantially up last season from where they’ve been in the past. We all understand that he’s a actually, actually physical gamer, however there mostlikely are some issues here about durability.
“The counterpoint to that, of course, is that part of the factor that Deebo Samuel is so important is duetothefactthat he’s flexible. … But in the huge photo, it sounds like the function is part of the factor that Deebo desires to play someplace else, where he might simply be able to be a real broad receiver and possibly tack on some years to his profession.”
Rapoport formerly reported that the 49ers are interested in negotiating a long-lasting offer with Samuel and making him one of the highest-paid receivers in the NFL. However, Rapoport likewise stated that he “simply desires to play inotherplaces” and that it “sounds like he’s not comfy with his use.”
Samuel had 173 touches last year (including playoffs). He had 86 hurries, consistingof 27 in the playoffs alone. Samuel was in essence the group’s second-string running back behind Elijah Mitchell by the end of the year in addition to the group’s top broad receiver.
Ultimately, we wear’t genuinely understand why Samuel is looking to leave, duetothefactthat he hasn’t exposed the factor himself on the record. For now, though, it appears the 49ers aren’t prepared to trade him. Per Connor Hughes of The Athletic, the 49ers have “zero objective” of parting methods with the previous South Carolina star.
Samuel has one year left on his novice offer priorto he’s eligible to endedupbeing a totallyfree representative.