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Deebo Samuel Trade Drama Takes New Turn

Isaiah De Los Santos
The trade drama involving Deebo Samuel and the San Francisco 49ers has taken a new turn after the NFL Draft.
The trade drama involving Deebo Samuel and the San Francisco 49ers has taken a new turn after the NFL Draft. / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

One of the biggest ongoing storylines in the NFL is the current trade drama between Deebo Samuel and the San Francisco 49ers. The draft didn't bring about any deal for the star wide receiver, leaving the two sides at a standstill following Samuel's trade request.

It appears Samuel may be changing his tune, though, on a move from the Bay.

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Twitter user @stragosaurus pointed out Wednesday night that Samuel has re-followed the 49ers on Instagram. This is a notable new turn in this saga after the 2021 All-Pro scrubbed his social media of all references to the 49ers earlier this offseason.

The modern NFL has seen big-name players use their social media accounts as ways to bargain for new deals or even new teams, so Samuel appearing to reconnect with San Francisco is a big first step.

John Lynch has made it clear the organization wants to keep their stud playmaker around, and head coach Kyle Shanhan recently echoed that sentiment. Though Shanahan admitted the team and Samuel haven't talked in weeks, this could be the 2019 second-round pick's way of extending an olive branch to restart extensions talks.

Niners fans should be feeling optimistic as San Francisco looks to resolve this drama and lock down Samuel on a long-term deal.

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