Dec 26, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) before the game between the Washington Football Team and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

WR Terry McLaurin officially signs extension with Commanders

The Washington Commarnders signed wide receiver Terry McLaurin to a three-year contract extension on Tuesday.

The team didn’t announce the financial terms, put multiple reports pegged it at up to $70 million.

McLaurin, 26, is entering the final season of his four-year rookie deal. He will earn a $2.79 million base salary in 2022.

A third-round pick from Ohio State in 2019, McLaurin caught 77 passes for 1,053 yards with five TDs last season. He had 87 receptions for 1,118 yards and four touchdowns in 2020, production that looks even more impressive when the revolving door at quarterback in Washington is taken into consideration.

This season, he is set to work with quarterback Carson Wentz, acquired in a trade with the Indianapolis Colts.

With the Commanders, McLaurin has appeared in 46 career regular-season games, all starts, and has 222 catches for 3,090 yards and 16 touchdowns.

He is one of three NFC wide receivers, joining Davante Adams and Justin Jefferson, to have at least 75 receptions and 1,000 receiving yards in each of the past two seasons.

–Field Level Media

Dec 26, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) before the game between the Washington Football Team and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Commanders WR Terry McLaurin to skip minicamp

Washington Commanders wideout Terry McLaurin plans to skip this week’s mandatory minicamp while seeking a contract extension, ESPN and NFL Network reported Monday.

Coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, McLaurin is scheduled to earn a $2.79 million base salary in 2022 in the final year of his rookie deal.

McLaurin, 26, caught 77 passes for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns in 17 starts last season, and has 222 catches for 3,090 yards and 16 scores in 46 starts since Washington made him a third-round pick in 2019.

A.J. Brown, a second-rounder in 2019, signed a four-year extension that averages more than $25 million per year after being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2022 draft.

McLaurin will be subject to fines totaling nearly $100,000 if he misses all three days of the minicamp that begins Tuesday, according to ESPN.

–Field Level Media

Oct 3, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) celebrates after a touchdown catch against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

WFT’s Terry McLaurin, Antonio Gibson active vs. Chiefs

Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin and running back Antonio Gibson are active for Sunday’s game against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs.

McLaurin’s availability was in question after he sat out Friday’s practice with a hamstring injury. He leads the team in catches (29), receiving yards (400) and receiving touchdowns (three) this season.

Gibson, who was listed as questionable due to a calf injury, has rushed 79 times for 313 yards and three touchdowns for Washington (2-3).

While McLaurin and Gibson are set to play on Sunday, wide receivers Curtis Samuel (ankle) and Cam Sims (hamstring), offensive lineman Brandon Scherff (knee) and Sam Cosmi (ankle), tight end Jace Sternberger and cornerback Corn Elder were ruled as inactive for the contest.

Guard Wes Schweitzer and tackle Cornelius Lucas are expected to draw the start on the right side of the line for Washington.

Defensive end Chris Jones, cornerback Charvarius Ward, tight end Blake Bell and offensive linemen Austin Blythe, Prince Tega Wanogho and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif have been ruled inactive for the Chiefs (2-3).

–Field Level Media

Dec 7, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith (11) during a time-out against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field.  Washington won 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Washington QB Smith practices, questionable vs. Panthers

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith was listed as a full participant in practice on Friday.

The designation is seen as progress for Smith, who has been sidelined since injuring his right calf in Washington’s 23-15 victory over San Francisco on Dec. 13.

It is not known whether Smith or Dwayne Haskins will be under center for Washington (6-8) on Sunday against the visiting Carolina Panthers (4-10).

Smith, 36, is 4-1 since taking over as the starter in Week 10. After missing all of 2019 recovering from a leg injury and a life-threatening infection, he has completed 66.4 percent of his passes for 1,420 yards with four touchdowns and six picks in seven appearances this season.

Haskins, the No. 15 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, completed 38 of 55 passes for 295 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the 20-15 home loss to Seattle.

In six games (five starts) this season, Haskins has completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 1,285 yards with five TDs and five picks.

While Smith was listed as questionable to face the Panthers, wide receiver Terry McLaurin is considered doubtful after missing his third straight practice on Friday with an ankle injury.

Running back Antonio Gibson is listed as questionable after missing the last two games with a toe injury.

Washington holds a one-game lead in the NFC East over the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys.

–Field Level Media

Sep 20, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals linebacker Jordan Hicks (58) at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Washington’s Young out, McLaurin questionable vs. Ravens

Washington Football Team rookie defensive end Chase Young has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Coach Ron Rivera said that Young is “day-to-day” with the groin injury he sustained during last Sunday’s 34-20 loss to Cleveland.

Young, the second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, has collected eight tackles and 2.5 sacks in three games for Washington.

Wide receiver Terry McLaurin is listed as questionable for the contest versus Baltimore (2-1) after sitting out practice on Friday. He injured his thigh during the previous day’s practice.

McLaurin, 25, leads the team in receptions (16) and receiving yards (269). He also has a touchdown catch for Washington (1-2), which will look to snap a two-game skid on Sunday.

Should McLaurin sit out on Sunday, Washington could look to tight end Logan Thomas (12 catches, 94 yards, one touchdown) or Dontrelle Inman (seven receptions, 76 yards, two scores) to aid its passing game.

Also on Friday, Washington placed running back Bryce Love on injured reserve. Love has experienced swelling in his knee as he works to return since tearing his ACL in his final collegiate game in December 2018.

“It’s probably from overuse,” Rivera said. “He’s got some issues with (his knee), so we decided to IR him and put him down so he can rest it and get that swelling down.”

Rivera added that he hopes Love will only be out 3-4 weeks (new injured reserve rules allow players to come off the list after three weeks) and, when asked whether the injury was considered season-ending, said, “No. Not at all.”

–Field Level Media