Head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Monday that receiver Deebo Samuel may return to practice this week.
“Deebo, his ankle and knee are making real good progress, still working his way back,” Shanahan said on his conference call, via Jennifer Lee Chan of NBCSportsBayArea.com. “We’ll see how it goes in these next two days with rehab. I think there’s a chance possibly later in the week. We’ll see, though.”
The 49ers have clinched the NFC West but the team doesn't plan to rest any players heading into the playoffs. Still, if Deebo plays, not giving him a full workload at this point of the season would make some sense. Owners will want to keep track of his practice status this week as they head toward the fantasy finals, but he looks like he could be tough to trust in lineups.