49ers Activate Deebo Samuel From IR

Deebo Samuel is on track to be in action Sunday night. The 49ers are activating their No. 1 wide receiver ahead of his earliest possible return date.

Samuel suffered a Jones fracture in his foot in June, underwent surgery and landed on IR to start the season. While Kyle Shanahan has said the second-year wideout is working his way back into game shape, it appears he will have a role Sunday night against the Eagles.

Like the Eagles, the 49ers have been decimated by injuries. Samuel’s return will come in a game that will feature both Jimmy Garoppolo and starting running back Raheem Mostert inactive. But San Francisco will have its top two pass catchers — Samuel and George Kittle — in uniform.

Samuel broke out down the stretch last season, emerging as a dominant run-after-catch player for the 2019 NFC champions. He will work with Nick Mullens on Sunday night, with the 49ers’ QB2 set to make a second start.

The 49ers, however, placed two more key cogs — Dee Ford and Jordan Reed — on IR this week. That list has become quite crowded, though the 49ers have won two blowouts — over the struggling New York teams — amid this run of injury misfortune.

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  1. jessaumodesto

    Top 5 Samuel’s of all Time:

    1. Samuel in the Bible
    2. Juan Samuel
    3. Samuel Culcasi (former neighbor)
    3. Deebo Samuel
    5. Open

  2. Thronson5

    I’m stoked Deebo is back. Sounds like they’ll ease him in which is smart. Still think he will hell a lot within a few games of being back. Deebo, Aiyuk, Jet, Mostert & Kittle are going to be a lot of fun to watch when they are all out there. I can’t wait! Love Mullens too, hate that Jimmy is hurt but glad Mullens is getting some playing time. The guy plays with no fear in the pocket, even when it’s collapsing. Doesn’t have a strong arm but he knows the system, is confident and plays hard always and I love that about him. He should be able to less this offense until Jimmy gets back.

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