49ers GM John Lynch admitted on Tuesday that WR Deebo Samuel, who broke his foot in mid-June, is not expected to be ready for Week 1. “I’m not going to put an exact timeline on it, but it’s fair to say he may well miss some games early in the year,” Lynch said. “I know his rehab is going very well and he’s working very diligently and still intent on having a really big year for us.” Initial reports had Samuel expected to miss 12-16 weeks, which would keep him out until sometime between early September and early October. It sounds like might be trending toward the longer end of that timetable. We just knocked another game off of Samuel's projections.

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49ers WR Deebo Samuel suffered a Jones Fracture in his foot during a throwing session with teammates on Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Samuel is undergoing surgery on Thursday and is expected to be sidelined for 12-16 weeks, per Rapoport. That timeline would have Samuel out until sometime between early September and early October. And Jones Fractures are tricky. We often see the injury aggravated or cause compensatory issues. Samuel just sunk down our WR rankings. His injury creates even more opportunity for 1st-round rookie WR Brandon Aiyuk.

Niners WR Deebo Samuel is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Packers because of a shoulder injury that limited his practice time this week after knocking him out for a portion of last Sunday's game. Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, however, reports that the team expects Samuel to play. There's some extra risk here, but Samuel belongs in fantasy-starter consideration.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He played through this injury last week and should be fine for Sunday night's game against the Packers.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel suffered a shoulder injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game in San Francisco and is officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Update: Samuel returned midway through the 4th quarter.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (groin) practiced all week and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game against the Panthers — but his role is completely uncertain after the addition of WR Emmanuel Sanders.

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