Deebo Samuel remains on the San Francisco 49ers without a new contract, and the disgruntled wide receiver unsurprisingly will not report to voluntary offseason workouts.
Although the two sides have yet to reach a resolution, Kyle Shanahan still believes they can repair the relationship.
"Yeah, of course I do," Shanahan said. "I thought that the last time I talked to you guys at draft time. I feel the same, if not stronger."
Shanahan said he expects Samuel to join the team eventually. While he's talked to Samuel, he wouldn't clarify when they last spoke to avoid fueling more headlines.
There hasn't been as much public developments of Samuel's situation since the 2022 NFL Draft came and went without a trade or contract extension. Shanahan at least remains hopeful that the 26-year-old will spend the final season of his rookie contract with the 49ers.