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Washington WR Curtis Samuel (groin) has been placed on IR. So he'll miss at least the first 3 games of the season with this groin injury that's lingered since spring OTAs. Samuel isn't a must-hold in fantasy leagues without an IR spot. His absence should move rookie WR Dyami Brown into the starting lineup, although Washington might rotate him with WR Cam Sims. Adam Humphries will be the slot receiver.

Washington WR Curtis Samuel (groin) did not practice on Thursday. He's looking like a long shot for this weekend's game vs. the Chargers. Look for rookie WR Dyami Brown to join WR Terry McLaurin on the outside, with WR Adam Humphries in the slot.

Washington WR Curtis Samuel (groin) tried to get loose for practice on Wednesday but ended up working off to the side with a trainer. Here's video of him clearly still struggling with the groin issue that's plagued him since OTAs. HC Ron Rivera told reporters afterward that Samuel admitted "something just didn't feel right." On Samuel's status for Sunday's opener vs. the Chargers, Rivera said, "If Curtis plays, great, and if he doesn't, great, because we have a lot of confidence in the other guys." Samuel shouldn't be in your Week 1 fantasy plans. His absence on Sunday would likely move rookie Dyami Brown into the starting lineup opposite Terry McLaurin, with Adam Humphries in the slot.

Washington WR Curtis Samuel remained limited in Monday's practice, according to insider Ben Standig. HC Ron Rivera said it's Samuel's conditioning -- not his previously injured groin -- that's the issue at this point. "Maybe, who knows. We'll see," Samuel said when asked if he'll play against the Chargers this weekend. We'll track his status this week, but Samuel shouldn't be in your Week 1 fantasy plans.

Washington HC Ron Rivera is "very confident" that WR Curtis Samuel (groin) will be able to play in next weekend's opener vs. the Chargers. He's missed the majority of the offseason and remained limited in Thursday's practice. But Rivera expects Samuel to participate in team drills starting Monday. We'll continue to track his progress, but Samuel will be a risky Week 1 fantasy play.

Washington has finally activated WR Curtis Samuel off the PUP. His return to practice this week will mark his 1st action since sustaining a groin injury in June workouts. We'll see how quickly Samuel can knock off the rust and whether there's any reason to worry about lingering groin issues. ESPN's John Keim says Samuel will start off doing position drills but sitting out full-team work, "build up conditioning and work back in." The PUP stay has knocked Samuel's ADP down. As long as he doesn't climb too quickly, the situation could make him a value in August drafts. Washington has also released RB Lamar Miller and WR Kelvin Harmon.

Washington on Monday removed WR Curtis Samuel from the COVID list. That's 1 hurdle cleared. But Samuel remains on the PUP for his June groin injury. HC Ron Rivera previously said there's no timetable for Samuel's return from that. We'll keep watch.

Washington HC Ron Rivera said Sunday that there's no timetable for WR Curtis Samuel's return. Samuel opened camp on the PUP list due to a groin injury and then landed on the COVID list. Rivera did note that Samuel knows Washington's offense after playing under OC Scott Turner in Carolina in 2019 -- but he's never played with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. "Yeah, you'd love for him to catch a few reps maybe in the last preseason game, but we're not going to rush him out there," Rivera said. We'll see when Samuel is able to get on the field, but he's a candidate to get off to a slow start this season.

Washington has placed WR Curtis Samuel on the COVID list. We'll see how long that keeps him out. Samuel, of course, has already been sidelined on the PUP list with the groin issue that followed him out of OTAs. Washington also placed DT Matt Ioannidis on the COVID list.

Washington placed WR Curtis Samuel on the active/PUP list for the start of training camp. Samuel sustained a groin strain during OTAs, so we'd bet on this being a cautious approach to managing that issue. We'll keep an eye on how long the former Panther remains out of action.

Washington beat writer JP Finlay expects WR Curtis Samuel to line up on the outside "more often than not" this season. Samuel excelled last year while playing 61% of his snaps in the slot. He played just 32% in the slot back in 2019 and was much less efficient -- although crappy QB play was at least partly to blame. That 2019 campaign came under OC Scott Turner, who Samuel is reuniting with in Washington. We'll keep an eye on his usage this summer, but we'd prefer to see him inside. Finlay believes that with Samuel playing mostly outside the numbers, Adam Humphries will be the team's #3 and primary slot receiver. That'd leave WR Dyami Brown as no better than the #4 WR.

Washington signed WR Adam Humphries to a 1-year deal. COVID and a concussion limited the 27-year-old to just 7 games with the Titans in 2020. His best season came in Tampa back in 2018, when new Washington QB Ryan Fitzpatrick started 7 games. It's unclear exactly how Humphries fits in his new digs alongside Curtis Samuel. Both of those guys are primarily slot receivers.

Washington signed WR Curtis Samuel to a 3-year, $34.5 million deal, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. It's a nice landing spot. Samuel is familiar with OC Scott Turner's offense after spending 2018 and 2019 with him in Carolina. And he should slide right in as the clear #2 WR behind Terry McLaurin. Samuel improved his numbers all 4 years with the Panthers, culminating with a 77-851-3 line this past season. He also carried 72 times over that 4-year span, including a 19-130-1 line under Turner in 2019.

Panthers RB Mike Davis (ankle) isn't expected to play vs. the Saints this weekend, ESPN's David Newton reports. So with Davis and Christian McCaffrey out, Carolina will be down to RBs Rodney Smith and Trenton Cannon. Look for Smith to handle the bulk of the work, but the matchup vs. New Orleans' top-ranked RB defense leaves him as an uninspiring fantasy play. WR Curtis Samuel should also continue to play a significant role in the ground game after carrying 7 times for 52 yards last week.

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