Samuel (shoulder) won't practice Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
On the heels of back-to-back 100-yard performances, Samuel has become a go-to option for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. It hasn't hurt that George Kittle (knee/ankle) has been sidelined during that stretch, while Emmanuel Sanders played through a rib cartilage injury this past Sunday against the Cardinals. Samuel joined that duo as a non-participant Wednesday due to a shoulder issue, and ensuing practice sessions should help to parse out the pass-catching pecking order.
Samuel emerged from Sunday's 36-26 win versus the Cardinals with a shoulder injury, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Samuel missed some time in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game but still finished as the 49ers' leading wide receiver in terms of offensive snap share (79 percent), catches (eight), targets (10) and receiving yards (134). With an injury in tow, his status will be one to watch as the week rolls along, but there doesn't seem to be much worry about his availability for a Week 12 showdown with the Packers.
Samuel caught eight of 10 targets for 134 yards in Sunday's 36-26 win over the Cardinals.
The Niners fell into a 16-0 hole in the second quarter, forcing Kyle Shanahan to abandon his running game, and with George Kittle (knee) inactive and Emmanuel Sanders ineffective due to his rib injury, it was Samuel who emerged as Jimmy Garoppolo's favorite downfield option. The rookie receiver has now hauled in 16 of 21 targets for 246 yards over the last two games, and while he hasn't caught a TD pass since Week 2, Samuel is putting together an impressive second-half breakout. He may be proving he deserves to maintain an elevated target volume even after the rest of the Niners' weapons get healthy.
Samuel (shoulder) returned to Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Samuel didn't miss much time, and the rookie second-rounder immediately made his return known by hauling in a 23-yard pass.
Samuel sustained a shoulder injury during Sunday's game versus the Cardinals.
Prior to his fourth-quarter departure, Samuel hauled in four of six targets for a team-high (at the time) 82 yards. Deemed questionable to return, his status will be one to watch throughout the week if he's unable to get back on the field.
Samuel caught eight of 11 targets for 112 yards in Monday night's 27-24 overtime loss to the Seahawks.
Samuel's career-best outing saw him pick up the slack after fellow wideout Emmanuel Sanders was forced to exit due to a rib injury. With Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle (knee/ankle) sidelined as well, Samuel led San Francisco in all major receiving categories, adding a game-long gain of 30 yards for good measure. The rookie second-rounder would figure to remain a focal point should Sanders and Kittle remain out in Week 11 versus the Cardinals, but their availability will need to be tracked in advance of kickoff in order to form a clearer outlook.
Samuel had four catches (seven targets) for 40 yards in Thursday's 28-25 win over Arizona.
Marquise Goodwin (coach's decision) was a surprising healthy scratch following the acquisition of Emmanuel Sanders at the NFL trade deadline. It was Samuel who entered the starting lineup in Goodwin's place, leapfrogging Dante Pettis on the depth chart as well. Samuel still finished third in terms of targets and receiving yards, a trend that could repeat itself on a weekly basis with established options like Sanders and George Kittle getting the first looks from Jimmy Garoppolo. The promotion to the starting lineup does give Samuel deeper-league appeal heading into another primetime matchup against the Seahawks in Week 10.
Samuel caught all three of his targets for 19 yards Sunday, and he also rushed twice for 29 yards and a touchdown in a 51-13 win over Carolina.
Samuel had a quiet day as a receiver, but he was able to do some damage as a runner. Coach Kyle Shanahan dialed up the same jet sweep play for his rookie wideout on both carries, and Samuel cut his second attempt back inside and hit paydirt for the second time in six games. Usual starter Marquise Goodwin missed Sunday's contest for personal reasons, so new acquisition Emmanuel Sanders took his spot in the starting lineup, but it was Samuel -- and not Dante Pettis -- who started opposite the veteran. The latter had started every game he has been healthy for up until this point, so this could signal a change in the depth chart moving forward. It will be interesting to see who ends up starting alongside Sanders against the Cardinals on Thursday (assuming Goodwin is available), but it appears that Samuel will occupy one of the three primary WR slots.
Samuel (groin) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Dante Pettis also has been cleared to play, while Marquise Goodwin (non-injury) is listed as questionable. It isn't clear how snaps and targets will be divided between the wide receivers in Emmanuel Sanders' first game with the 49ers.
Samuel (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Despite the cap on his practice reps this week, Samuel is expected to be back Sunday against the Panthers following a one-game absence. It remains to be seen whether the 49ers will remove his injury designation Friday, or 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff.
Samuel (groin) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Samuel's limited practice represents tangible progress in his recovery from a groin strain. The rookie second-round pick was unable to practice all last week and sat out Sunday's game against Washington. If he's able to get healthy in time to suit up Week 8 versus the Panthers, Samuel will mix into San Francisco's wide receiver rotation alongside Emmanuel Sanders, Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis.
Coach Kyle Shanahan expects Samuel (groin) to return to action this week, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.
Samuel suffered a groin strain Week 6 and didn't practice at all before getting ruled out for Week 7 on Friday. With a matchup against the Panthers on tap Sunday, his first chance to make an impact on the practice field arrives Wednesday. Assuming he makes enough progress to return this weekend, Samuel likely would impact Kendrick Bourne's place in the pecking order among 49ers wide receivers.
Samuel (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Samuel will be idle for the first time this season after his groin injury prevented him from practicing in any fashion Wednesday through Friday. His absence may result in Jordan Matthews dressing for the first time as a 49er, though Kendrick Bourne seems to be the most likely candidate to see more regular work in three-receiver formations alongside Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis.
Samuel (groin) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Samuel suffered a groin strain during Sunday's 20-7 road win against the Rams and hasn't taken the practice field in the meantime. While his status for Week 7 at Washington may be threatened, the 49ers will give a sense of his availability on Friday's injury report.
Samuel (groin) didn't practice Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Samuel isn't starting off the week on the right foot as he tends to a groin strain. He'll have two more chances to prove his health ahead of Sunday's game in Washington.
Samuel is considered day-to-day with a strained groin, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
After Sunday's 20-7 win against the Rams, coach Kyle Shanahan relayed his belief that Samuel was tending to a quadriceps injury. While the issue in reality is slightly different, Samuel's activity level this week will be one to watch as the 49ers prepare for a Week 7 visit to the Washington DC area.
Samuel suffered an apparent quad injury late in Sunday's victory over the Rams, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Samuel was targeted five times and caught three passes for 18 yards -- while adding a one-yard carry -- before leaving the contest in the fourth quarter. He will undergo further testing Monday to determine the extent of his injury.
Samuel had one reception (three targets) for three yards in Monday's 31-3 win over Cleveland.
Outside of George Kittle and Marquise Goodwin, the San Francisco receiving corps was limited to three targets or fewer in a game dominated by the running backs. The low volume left many undesirable stat lines, and Samuel's was no different. The rookie's output has fluctuated through four contests, making it hard to trust the wideout on a weekly basis. There could be more targets available for Samuel and his fellow auxiliary options against an uncharacteristically poor Rams passing defense next week, but there is too much risk here to gamble outside of deeper leagues.
Samuel had three catches on four targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 24-20 win over Pittsburgh.
Samuel's production settled in between his poor Week 1 and strong Week 2 outputs. The rookie still led all wide receivers in yardage on a day where Jimmy Garoppolo spread the ball evenly among his wideouts. Even in his strong showing last week, Samuel still finished fourth in terms of offensive snaps, making it tough to rely on the receiver until he can carve out a larger role, possibly later this season. The 49ers have a bye week coming up, but will face the Browns on Monday Night Football in Week 5.
Samuel caught five of seven targets for 87 yards and a touchdown and added seven yards on two carries during Sunday's 41-17 win over the Bengals.
After a poor debut in which he lost a fumble, the rookie came into his own Sunday. Samuel caught his first career touchdown on a quick, two-yard out cut early in the third quarter, putting the 49ers up by three scores. He also finished the game with a team-high seven targets. He'll look to keep improving against a disappointing 0-2 Steelers squad.
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