Shanahan expects Samuel for mandatory minicamp, Garoppolo to be dealt
Samuel, who requested a trade in April, has not shown up for voluntary OTAs. However, Shanahan listed Samuel among the players he expects to see at the team's mandatory minicamp next month, according to The San Jose Mercury's Cam Inman.
The head coach also remains confident that the organization can mend the bridge with the talented wideout.
"I feel the same, if not stronger," Shanahan said when asked about his confidence in resolving the situation, according to The San Francisco Chronicle's Eric Branch.
General manager John Lynch previously said he "can't envision a scenario" where the 49ers move on from 26-year-old Samuel. The star receiver's trade request reportedly stems from dissatisfaction over his dual-threat role.
While the Niners have held firm on their desire to retain Samuel, the team has been open about potentially trading Garoppolo. However, no deal has come to fruition yet.
Shanahan explained that he still expects to deal Garoppolo despite his offseason shoulder injury, but "it's not a guarantee."
Garoppolo and Samuel led the 49ers to an NFC Championship Game appearance last season. The signal-caller threw for 20 touchdowns to 12 interceptions while Samuel accumulated 1,770 scrimmage yards en route to his first All-Pro year.
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