Los Angeles Times
49ers, Samuel finalize deal for $71.55 million
All-Pro receiver Deebo Samuel signed a three-year extension with the San Francisco 49ers in time to take part in the team’s first padded practice. The two sides finalized the deal Monday that will pay Samuel $71.55 million with $41 million guaranteed at signing.
The deal ends a monthslong saga that began before the draft when Samuel publicly demanded a trade. He stayed away from the team for the voluntary portion of the offseason but reported for minicamp in June and training camp last week.
Samuel took part in practice Monday, participating on a limited basis in both team and individual drills as he works his way back up to speed.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Murray was experiencing minor symptoms. The coach added that Murray will miss a minimum of five days . ... Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced. The team said Carroll — who is fully vaccinated — tested positive Sunday and was experiencing mild symptoms and was remaining at home. ... The New England Patriots signed Jake Bailey to a fouryear contract that includes $6.5 million guaranteed and could be worth as much as $13.325 million.