The source expected Deebo Samuel to attend the mandatory mini camp at the San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers’ star-level receiver Deebo Samuel is expected to attend the team’s mandatory junior camp, which begins Tuesday, despite his latest request for a trade, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Samuel skipped the volunteer portion of San Francisco’s Offseason program after publicly endorsing his commercial application in April, hoping for a lucrative long-term contract.

Samuel refused to give specific reasons for the trade request but acknowledged that he had informed the Niners of his desire to leave.

The 49ers have stated on numerous occasions that they do not plan to trade Samuel, and coach Kyle Shanahan said last month that he hoped the organization would “get the best of the Niners, the best of Debo.”

Samuel’s commercial request came at a time when receivers’ salaries had risen broadly. The Raiders gave Davante Adams $28.5 million a season at a stretch after trading for him, and the Dolphins signed Tyrick Hill a deal that averaged $30 million a season after one week after getting him from the Chiefs.

Buffalo’s Stevon Diggs and Philadelphia’s AJ Brown have also received lucrative deals this season.

ESPN’s Nick Wagner contributed to this report.

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