Deebo Samuel “put a halt” to contract talks with the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Voluntary workouts have begun across the NFL, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that three wide receivers would not participate unless they were offered new contracts. Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers was one of their wideouts.
During an appearance on ESPN’s NFL Live, Schefter stated that the 49ers are ready to re-sign Samuel. Samuel “doesn’t want to get a deal done,” according to Schefter, and the wide receiver has “put a halt to everything for the time being.”
You can listen to Schefter’s comments in the tweet below:
According to an NFL source, Deebo Samuel’s contract talks with the 49ers have come to a halt
Samuel is in the final year of his rookie deal, after which he will be eligible for free agency at the end of this season.
Wide receivers, like quarterbacks, have been compensated during the offseason.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Christian Kirk to a four-year, $72 million contract. Davante Adams was dealt to the Los Angeles Raiders for a five-year, $140 million contract.
After being traded from the Kansas City Chiefs, Tyreek Hill joined the Miami Dolphins and received $120 million over four years. The Buffalo Bills and Stefon Diggs have agreed to a four-year, $96 million deal extension.
In addition to A.J. Brown and Terry McLaurin, two wide receivers from the Tennessee Titans and the Washington Commanders have chosen not to participate in voluntary workouts in the hope of getting a new deal.
It remains to be seen whether both parties can agree on a settlement. Until then, we’ll keep you updated as new information becomes available.