Deebo Samuel, WR (SF)

Good to go Sunday

Samuel (quadriceps) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Samuel had his practice reps capped Wednesday and Thursday while he continues to manage a quad issue that's likely related to the hamstring injury that caused him to sit out the 49ers' Week 8 win over the Rams, but as expected, he'll get the green light to play this weekend. The 26-year-old should settle back into his usual role as his team's No. 1 wideout, though he'll be on the receiving end of passes from rookie Brock Purdy moving forward after Jimmy Garoppolo sustained a likely season-ending foot injury in the Week 13 win over the Dolphins. While the presence of Purdy may make Samuel's receiving production less reliable from week to week, Samuel could see more involvement as a runner. Christian McCaffrey is locked in as the team's lead back, but with top backup Elijah Mitchell (knee) moving back to injured reserve ahead of the game against Miami, Samuel ended up carrying the ball four times in the victory, tying his third-highest total of the season.

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Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo

QB | SF

Not returning Sunday

Garoppolo (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's NFC Championship Game at Philadelphia, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Deebo Samuel

Deebo Samuel

WR | SF

Clear to play Sunday

Samuel (ankle) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's NFC Championship Game at Philadelphia, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Ready for Sunday

McCaffrey (calf) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Elijah Mitchell

Elijah Mitchell

RB | SF

Not on field Friday

Mitchell (groin) wasn't spotted during the media-access portion of Friday's practice, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Expects to play Sunday

McCaffrey (calf), who didn't practice Thursday, told Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area that there's "zero" chance that he doesn't play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia.

Deebo Samuel

Deebo Samuel

WR | SF

Another limited practice

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Samuel (ankle) will be limited at Thursday's practice, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Elijah Mitchell

Elijah Mitchell

RB | SF

Won't practice Thursday

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Mitchell (groin) won't take part in Thursday's practice, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.