Jun 2, 2021; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) looks on during drills as part of an OTA at Inova Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Curtis Samuel off IR, will be active for Washington vs. Falcons

Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel officially was activated off injured reserve Friday and will make his team debut Sunday against the host Atlanta Falcons.

Samuel, 25, was dealing with a groin injury from the offseason that he tweaked during training camp.

After spending his first four NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Samuel signed a three-year, $34.5 million contract in free agency to play for Washington, reuniting him with Ron Rivera, his former coach.

Samuel returned to practice Wednesday. Rivera told reporters Friday that Samuel would be “ready to roll” against the Falcons.

In 53 career games (32 starts) for Carolina, Samuel caught 185 passes for 2,087 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was also utilized in the run game, recording 478 yards on 72 carries with five TDs.

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Jun 2, 2021; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) looks on during drills as part of an OTA at Inova Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

WR Curtis Samuel returns to Washington Football Team practice

Wide receiver Curtis Samuel returned to practice with the Washington Football Team for the first time since being placed on short-term injured reserve with a groin injury.

Samuel signed as a free agent in the offseason with the expectation he would start opposite Terry McLaurin while reuniting with former Panthers coaches Scott Turner and Ron Rivera.

Samuel has 21 days to practice without counting against the 53-man roster and can be activated at any time.

Samuel signed a three-year, $34.5 million contract in free agency.

The 25-year-old was bothered by the groin injury for parts of the offseason and tweaked the muscle during training camp.

Rookie Dyami Brown stepped into a bigger role for Washington with Samuel sidelined.

In four seasons with the Panthers, Samuel caught 185 passes for 2,087 yards and 14 touchdowns over 53 games (32 starts).

Turner, offensive coordinator in Washington, was with the Panthers as an offensive assistant under Rivera for Samuel’s first three seasons. He described Samuel as an intelligent “energy guy” with great versatility when the signing was first announced.

“I think he’s just scratching the surface on what he’s capable of,” Turner said.

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Jun 2, 2021; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) looks on during drills as part of an OTA at Inova Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington WR Curtis Samuel placed on IR

Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel is out for at least three weeks after landing on injured reserve with a groin injury suffered in practice this week.

Samuel signed a three-year, $34.5 million contract in free agency, reuniting with Ron Rivera, his former coach with the Carolina Panthers.

The 25-year-old was bothered by the injury for parts of the offseason and tweaked the muscle pull this week. He attempted to return to practice but was unable to continue.

Rookie Dyami Brown is expected to start opposite Terry McLaurin with Samuel on IR.

In four seasons with the Panthers, Samuel caught 185 passes for 2,087 yards and 14 touchdowns over 53 games (32 starts).

–Field Level Media

Jun 2, 2021; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) looks on during drills as part of an OTA at Inova Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

WFT’s Curtis Samuel (groin) sits out practice again

Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel did not practice for the second straight day on Thursday due to a groin injury.

His inability to practice puts Samuel in jeopardy of sitting out the season opener against the visiting Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday that Thursday’s practice would be a strong indicator of whether Samuel will play in Week 1.

Samuel, 25, has been nursing the injury during the offseason. He signed a three-year, $35 million contract in free agency, reuniting him with Rivera, his former coach with the Carolina Panthers.

In four seasons with the Panthers, Samuel caught 185 passes for 2,087 yards and 14 touchdowns over 53 games (32 starts). He added five rushing touchdowns in that span.

Samuel also missed time during training camp due to COVID-19.

Should Samuel be unable to play on Sunday, rookie Dyami Brown likely would draw into the starting lineup opposite Terry McLaurin.

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Jun 2, 2021; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) looks on during drills as part of an OTA at Inova Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Curtis Samuel leaves practice after aggravating groin injury

Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel hurt his groin while warming up before practice Wednesday and was listed by the team as a non-participant.

Now Samuel’s availability to make his team debut Sunday when Washington hosts the Los Angeles Chargers is in doubt.

It’s an injury the 25-year-old had been nursing during the offseason.

“He didn’t come out of Monday’s practice quite as well as we hoped,” coach Ron Rivera told reporters.

Washington signed Samuel to a three-year, $35 million contract in free agency, reuniting him with Rivera, his former coach with the Carolina Panthers.

In four seasons with the Panthers, Samuel caught 185 passes for 2,087 yards and 14 touchdowns over 53 games (32 starts). He added five rushing touchdowns in that span.

Samuel also missed time during training camp due to COVID-19.

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Aug 12, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Washington Football Team running back Lamar Miller (36) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Washington releases RB Lamar Miller, activates WR Curtis Samuel

The Washington Football Team released veteran running back Lamar Miller and activated wide receiver Curtis Samuel on Sunday.

Miller, 30, rushed three times for 14 yards and caught three passes for 10 yards and a touchdown in Washington’s 22-13 preseason loss to the New England Patriots on Thursday.

He originally agreed to a one-year contract with Washington in March.

After missing the entire 2019 season with a torn left ACL, Miller spent time in 2020 with the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears and Washington. He made just one appearance in a game, however, recording two receptions for six yards while logging five snaps in the Bears’ 19-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 16.

Miller posted 1,000-yard seasons with the Miami Dolphins in 2014 and the Houston Texans in 2016. He made the Pro Bowl in 2018 after rushing for 973 yards and five touchdowns and catching 25 passes for 163 yards and one score in 14 games with Houston.

Selected in the fourth round by Miami in 2012, Miller has rushed for 5,864 yards and 32 touchdowns and caught 211 passes for 1,571 yards and eight TDs in 106 games (89 starts) with the Dolphins, Texans and Bears.

Samuel, who was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, joined the team at practice Sunday after being activated from the active/physically unable to perform list.

Samuel, 25, has been nursing a groin injury. He signed a three-year, $34.5 million contract in March after playing his first four NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

The 2017 second-round pick caught 77 passes for 851 yards and three scores in 15 games last season and has 185 catches for 2,087 yards and 14 touchdowns in 53 career games (32 starts).

Washington also released wide receiver Kelvin Harmon and cornerback Chris Miller on Sunday.

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Jun 2, 2021; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) looks on during drills as part of an OTA at Inova Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

WFT’s Curtis Samuel, Greg Stroman open camp on PUP list

On the first day of its training camp, the Washington Football Team placed wide receiver Curtis Samuel and cornerback Greg Stroman on the physically unable to perform list.

Among other moves, Washington also placed tackle Cornelius Lucas on the COVID-19 list and safety Deshazor Everett and defensive tackle Tim Settle on the “non-football illness list.”

Samuel was Washington’s biggest free-agent signing of the spring, earning a three-year, $34.5 million contract. In his first four NFL seasons playing for the Carolina Panthers, Samuel had 185 receptions for 2,087 yards and 14 touchdowns plus five rushing touchdowns in 53 games (32 starts).

A groin injury kept Samuel out of his first minicamp with Washington, and it’s believed to be the same reason he is starting camp on the PUP list.

Stroman, a seventh-round draft pick by Washington in 2018, has only played in five games across the last two seasons after 15 in his rookie year. He has 38 tackles, one forced fumble and one interception as a pro.

–Field Level Media