49ers' Deebo Samuel off injury report, will play Sunday's game vs. Lions, ESPN reports

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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Kyle Shanahan said San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is off the injury report and will play Sunday's NFC Championship Game vs the Lions, ESPN reports.

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After missing Wednesday's practice because of a left shoulder injury suffered in last week's win against the Green Bay Packers, Samuel was a limited participant in Thursday's session.

"A game like this, you've got to put everything on the line," Samuel said. "We've been here four out of the last five years and three years we fell short and one year we fell short in the Super Bowl. It's kind of like 'What is it going to take?' I feel like we've got all the things that we need in this building... it's all hands on deck and we know what's at stake."

While Samuel and the Niners are pleased just to have him available for the team's third NFC Championship Game appearance in as many seasons, the bigger news might be that Samuel has no limitations or restrictions going into this game. Coach Kyle Shanahan even said it's possible Samuel will continue to get kick return opportunities.

Meanwhile, the Lions will be without left guard Jonah Jackson, who injured his knee in last week's win over Tampa Bay, but will have second-team All-Pro center Frank Ragnow available for the game.

ESPN contributed to this report.

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