Chargers CB Asante Samuel Jr. flashes high potential in 49ers exhibition

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  • quarterback Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers scrambles against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. #26 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts aft intercepting walk intended for wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • wide receiver Jalen Guyton #15 of the Los Angeles Chargers catches a walk for a archetypal down against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 hands disconnected to moving backmost Wayne Gallman #22 of the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • quarterback Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers scrambles for yardage against the Los Angeles Chargers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • quarterback Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers scrambles for a 2 constituent conversion, but the play is called backmost connected a foul against the Los Angeles Chargers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • quarterback Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers scrambles for yardage against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • quarterback Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers scrambles against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • wide receiver Jalen Guyton #15 of the Los Angeles Chargers catches a walk for a archetypal down against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. #26 of the Los Angeles Chargers intercepts a walk intended for wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • running backmost Joshua Kelley #27 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs for yardage against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • quarterback Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers scrambles against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • running backmost Justin Jackson #22 of the Los Angeles Chargers can’t scope a walk implicit moving backmost Eli Mitchell #49 of the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • defensive backmost Brandon Facyson #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers kneels anterior to a NFL shot crippled betwixt the Los Angeles Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • quarterback Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers scrambles against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • San Francisco 49ers fans cheer connected their squad successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled betwixt the Los Angeles Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Fans look connected successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled betwixt the Los Angeles Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers passes against the Los Angeles Chargers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • linebacker Uchenna Nwosu #42 of the Los Angeles Chargers unit backmost Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • quarterback Easton Stick #2 hands disconnected to moving backmost Joshua Kelley #27 of the Los Angeles Chargers against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • running backmost Joshua Kelley #27 of the Los Angeles Chargers is tackled by typer San Francisco 49ers defence successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • head manager Brandon Staley of the Los Angeles Chargers looks connected against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • tight extremity Charlie Woerner #89 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a walk for a archetypal down implicit information Mark Webb #29 of the Los Angeles Chargers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Chargers fans cheer connected their squad against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Cornerback B.W. Webb #23 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a walk for archetypal down against the Los Angeles Chargers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • defensive backmost Tevaughn Campbell #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers intercepts a walk against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • head manager Brandon Staley of the Los Angeles Chargers looks connected against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • quarterback Easton Stick #2 to wide receiver Josh Palmer #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers for a touchdown successful the extremity portion against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • wide receiver Jalen Guyton #15 of the Los Angeles Chargers catches a walk for a archetypal down against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • wide receiver Trent Sherfield #81 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a walk for archetypal down against linebacker Nick Niemann #31 of the Los Angeles Chargers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu #18 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a walk for a touchdown successful the extremity portion against the Los Angeles Chargers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • tight extremity Stephen Anderson #82 of the Los Angeles Chargers can’t scope a walk successful the extremity portion implicit moving backmost Eli Mitchell #49 of the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • quarterback Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers passes against the Los Angeles Chargers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Fans look connected successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled betwixt the Los Angeles Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • defensive backmost Tevaughn Campbell #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers intercepts a walk against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • quarterback Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers passes against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Fans look connected successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled betwixt the Los Angeles Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • wide receiver Trent Sherfield #81 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a walk implicit information Mark Webb #29 of the Los Angeles Chargers for a archetypal down successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • wide receiver Josh Palmer #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts with teammates aft catching a walk for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • wide receiver Josh Palmer #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers catches a walk for touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers successful the archetypal fractional of a NFL shot crippled astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers anterior to a NFL shot crippled betwixt the Los Angeles Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Wide receiver John Hurst #80 of the Los Angeles Chargers stretches with teammates anterior to a NFL shot crippled betwixt the Los Angeles Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers anterior to a NFL shot crippled betwixt the Los Angeles Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers anterior to a NFL shot crippled betwixt the Los Angeles Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • A San Francisco 49ers instrumentality holds up a day motion anterior to a NFL shot crippled betwixt the Los Angeles Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood successful Inglewood connected Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

INGLEWOOD —  Rookie cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. has often requested to look Chargers prima wide receiver Keenan Allen successful grooming campy practices due to the fact that it volition hole him for games.

That mentation paid disconnected for the Chargers’ 2021 second-round prime erstwhile helium matched up against the San Francisco 49ers’ apical wide receivers during Sunday’s preseason crippled astatine SoFi Stadium.

Samuel has had ups and downs this summer, but his versatility and shot consciousness are wherefore the enactment is excited for his future.

That was connected show for Samuel’s archetypal NFL interception erstwhile helium recovered connected a play that helium was down connected by being astatine the close spot for Jimmy Garoppolo’s tipped walk successful the archetypal quarter.

There were much antiaircraft highlights than violative for the Chargers during the error-filled exhibition. The 49ers defeated the Chargers 15-10 successful beforehand of an announced attendance of 68,327.

49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk couldn’t drawback Garoppolo’s precocious pass, but Samuel was determination for the takeaway wrong the reddish zone. The rookie from Florida State ran with teammate Mark Webb and took disconnected his helmet to observe with the crowd.

Samuel got an earful from Chargers manager Brandon Staley for being down Aiyuk connected the way and getting an unsportsmanlike behaviour punishment for taking disconnected his helmet. It’s a learning process for Samuel, but helium flashed his precocious imaginable connected the memorable highlight.

Samuel had 1 of 2 first-half interceptions for the Chargers. Cornerback Tevaughn Campbell picked disconnected 49ers rookie backmost Trey Lance connected a tipped walk during the 2nd quarter.

Campbell, Samuel and Brandon Facyson are competing for the Chargers’ 2nd extracurricular cornerback presumption for antiaircraft plays with 3 oregon much cornerbacks connected the field. Samuel played astatine slot and extracurricular cornerback versus the 49ers.

Lance, the 49ers’ 3rd wide prime successful this year’s draft, had a backmost duel with his erstwhile teammate astatine North Dakota State, Easton Stick, who started for the Chargers. Lance replaced Garoppolo for the 49ers’ 2nd drive.

Stick had his struggles successful the archetypal half, but recovered with a 3-yard touchdown walk to rookie wide receiver Josh Palmer to springiness the Chargers a 7-2 vantage with 5:49 successful the 2nd quarter. Later, Stick threw a beauteous walk to wide receiver Jalen Guyton for a 39-yard transportation that acceptable up Michael Badgley’s 50-yard tract extremity for a 10-2 pb with 57 seconds near successful the archetypal half.

Lance showed flashes of his upside connected his last thrust of the opening fractional with a 41-yard propulsion to Trent Sherfield and a 5-yard touchdown walk to Mohamed Sanu Sr. to trim the shortage to 10-8 with 12 seconds earlier halftime. Lance added different touchdown walk successful the 3rd 4th with a 16-yard completion to wide receiver Travis Benjamin to instrumentality a 15-10 lead.

Lance finished 8 of 14 for 102 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Stick went 10 of 14 for 85 yards, 1 touchdown and nary turnovers.

Many starters for the Chargers didn’t play, including backmost Justin Herbert, information Derwin James, borderline rusher Joey Bosa and Allen. Bosa’s younger brother, Nick, didn’t play for the 49ers due to the fact that he’s inactive rehabbing from the genu wounded that sidelined him astir of the 2020 season.

Joey Bosa told the TV broadcast helium was watching the Chargers’ antiaircraft enactment intimately and was impressed with Kyler Fackrell, who had a sack successful the archetypal half. Fackrell is battling with Uchenna Nwosu for the No. 2 walk rusher presumption down Bosa.

“He’s been rushing large each game,” Bosa said of Fackrell. “Of course, connected the 1 that helium was covering, helium gets the sack on. He’s been beating his feline each game. They’ve been doing a large job. Two picks, arsenic well. It’s been awesome.”

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— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) August 23, 2021

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