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49ers’ Deebo Samuel expresses more frustration surrounding ‘random’ PED testing

Nov 24, 2020 at 1:32 PM--


Maybe San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is just really unlucky. Or perhaps he is very lucky by defying the odds. I suppose it depends on your perspective.

The NFL says a jointly appointed independent administrator uses a computer program to randomly select players before each game to undergo PED testing. Samuel continues to wonder how "random" the selection process is.

The second-year receiver has appeared in four games this season and says he has now been "randomly" selected to undergo PED testing a total of six times. Here is his most recent tweet on the topic.


Here is a tweet from earlier this month.


Samuel is looking to return from a hamstring strain suffered during Week 7 against the New England Patriots. Earlier today, the receiver posted to Instagram that he is "finally back to work," indicating some optimism that he might play this weekend against the Los Angeles Rams.

The 49ers may be receiving other reinforcements too. Head coach Kyle Shanahan hopes to get cornerback Richard Sherman (calf) and running backs Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Tevin Coleman (knee) back this week.

"Getting Deebo back, getting Raheem back, Sherm, that stuff is going to help big," Shanahan said last week. "That's some juice we need, but we also don't have much room for error with where our record (4-6) is right now. So, I can't count on those guys just to come in and change everything."



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