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Kyle Shanahan confirmed on Friday that Deebo Samuel would return Sunday night. Even if it’s only for a few plays, it’s tough not to get excited knowing Nick Mullens would have both Samuel and George Kittle.

Meanwhile, Carlos Hyde.

Hyde now understands why 49ers ‘always’ lost to Seahawks

Hyde did lose each of his six matchups with the Seahawks while a member of the 49ers, with San Francisco never scoring more than 18 points in any of the defeats.

That period from 2014-17 was when Seattle was at its peak, having won the Super Bowl just months before Hyde was drafted to the 49ers. Seattle had double-digit wins all but one of the seasons Hyde was in San Francisco, with the lone outlier being a nine-win campaign in 2017.

Revisiting the carnage Chip Kelly inflicted on both the 49ers and Eagles

January 2016: The 49ers hire Kelly...

... and there was reported friction between Kelly and then-49ers general manager Trent Baalke just three months later. Baalke, of course, famously clashed with Jim Harbaugh, and retained control of the 53-man roster during Kelly’s tenure.

In April, NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger stated, “I already hear there’s problems in the building between Chip and Baalke,” but did not elaborate further.

Those problems persisted.

2016 regular season: Wholly unwatchable football

The 49ers won their season opener over a similarly inept Los Angeles Rams team, and then proceeded to lose 13 in a row. Only four of those 13 losses were one-score games.

The 13-game losing streak featured:

- Five games of Blaine Gabbert, who completed 56% of his passes for five touchdowns and six interceptions

- A game vs. the Chicago Bears in which the 49ers had six (s-i-x!) net passing yards on the day

- A run defense (165.9 yards allowed per game) significantly worse than the next-worst team in the league (Cleveland Browns, 142.7 yards allowed per game)

- A blown double-digit fourth quarter lead to the New York Jets, who were quarterbacked by Bryce Petty

SF 49ers: Early returns show John Lynch made right call on DeForest Buckner trade

With the offseason trade of Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts, it freed up more than $12 million in cap space and eventually cleared the path for Lynch to parlay that 13th overall pick into two first-round picks instead of just one. The team used those to draft defensive lineman Javon Kinlaw and receiver Brandon Aiyuk, effectively replacing both Buckner and veteran wideout Emmanuel Sanders, who left via free agency.

But Lynch did not stop there, as he used this financial flexibility to bring back safety Jimmie Ward, who was set to hit the open market as well.

And, of course, it paved the way for the record extension signed by all-world tight end George Kittle.

In addition, the front office was able to sign or rework deals for running back Jerick McKinnon, defensive lineman Ronald Blair, center Ben Garland, defensive end Kerry Hyder, and cornerback Jason Verrett just to name a few.

49ers putting Dee Ford and Jordan Reed on IR

The 49ers are going to add to their considerable list of players on IR.

Via Matt Maiocco of, the 49ers are putting defensive end Dee Ford and tight end Jordan Reed on injured reserve.

Ford’s been out since his neck/back issue flared up prior Week Two. Even if they think this is a short-term issue, he’d miss at least the next three weeks.

The 49ers are thin up front after losing Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas to torn ACLs.

Reed’s expected to miss six to eight weeks with an MCL sprain, though that news comes at a time when starting tight end George Kittle‘s returning after missing the last two weeks with a knee injury.

Greg Cosell calls 49ers’ Fred Warner a top-3 NFL linebacker

“I love Fried Warner,” Cosell said Wednesday during a KNBR interview. “I think he’s one of the top three linebackers in the league. I think he’s a great, great player. And I think Kwon Alexander is a very good player as well.”

49ers vs. Eagles: 10 observations and our predictions as George Kittle returns

3. If the 49ers consistently harass Wentz, it will be hard for him to escape his funk. Philadelphia’s offensive line has shown cracks, even if it has improved since a disastrous season opener. With right tackle Lane Johnson missing due to injury, the Eagles allowed eight sacks in that game.

Johnson returned to the lineup and helped restore some order. But last week, 38-year-old Eagles left tackle Jordan Peters allowed two sacks and was particularly vulnerable to the speed rush. Since Johnson remains a premier pass protector on the right side, the 49ers’ best bet will be to exploit Peters on Wentz’s blindside.