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Your daily San Francisco 49er news for Monday, August 1st, 2022

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49ers agree to massive three-year extension with Deebo Samuel [report]

“It’s a deal that ensures the 49ers’ most explosive weapon will be at Trey Lance’s disposal for the foreseeable future and leaves the team with the lingering Jimmy Garoppolo saga as the only major remaining issue to sort out this offseason.”

Kawakami: Deebo Samuel’s new deal is a go-for-it moment for Jed York’s 49ers (paywall)

“Deebo wants to win games immediately. Shanahan and Lynch want to win games immediately. We always knew that York badly wants to win and was willing to pay a lot of money to do it. And we just found out that he also has some Joe Lacob in him, which is almost always a good thing for a team but ratchets up the pressure, too. This is how you negotiate when you’re very, very hungry for a championship.”

Source: Deebo, 49ers agree to three-year, $73.5M extension

“NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport first reported on Sunday night, citing sources, that Samuel and the team have agreed to a three-year deal worth $73.5 million. The pact includes $58.1 million in guaranteed money, per Rapoport.”

Hufanga embraces friendly competition with ‘incredible’ Lance

“We always kind of chirp at each other walking by because we know what kind of day it is,” Hufanga said. “We want to work, The competition is amazing. He can do anything. Any throw that you ask of him, he can do it. It’s a testament to who he is as well. Very grateful to be on the same field as him.”

Vernon Davis on 49ers TE George Kittle: “His skill set is unmatched”

“I really appreciate that [aspect of his game], his willingness to do that, because a lot of times when I was playing, even though the position evolved, a lot of tight ends didn’t want to do that dirty work,” Davis admitted. “But as we all know, a well-rounded tight end is someone who’s in the trenches, who has that willpower to be able to go out and get that job done. And they take pride in it. And he’s one of those guys. He takes pride in blocking, and we don’t see a lot of that. So that’s what makes him special.”

Stats that Matter from the First 4 Days of Training Camp

“The 49ers will run the ball more than they throw it, but when they throw it they will take shots down the field. And so far in camp, Lance has completed 5 of 11 throws that have traveled at least 20 yards downfield — 45 percent, which is good. Then factor in the three perfect deep passes he threw that were dropped, and you see that his downfield accuracy has been outstanding so far, even though his accuracy to other parts of the field has been inconsistent.”

Kurt Warner offers honest early training camp assessment of 49ers QB Trey Lance

“But just like his demeanor, loved everything that he had to say, the way that he was working,” Warner shared, “and loved what I was hearing from everybody there. Collectively, [they are] really excited about the season. Now, it’s going to be exciting to see where he’s at in Year 2.”