Ron Rivera Provides Concerning Update on Curtis Samuel's Return

Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera provides a concerning update on Curtis Samuel's return from injury.
Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera provides a concerning update on Curtis Samuel's return from injury. / Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

The Washington Football Team added a huge weapon to their receiving corps this offseason with the signing of wide receiver Curtis Samuel. This key free-agent addition was a position of need for Washington, who looked to bolster the WR depth behind Terry McLaurin.

Unfortunately for Washington, the start of Samuel's career with the WFT didn't go as smoothly as planned. The fifth-year wideout has already dealt with a groin issue that kept him on the PUP list at the start of training camp, in addition to some time on the COVID-19 list.

Now, head coach Ron Rivera has provided another concerning update on Samuel's injury timeline.

Curtis Samuel Injury Update

According to Rivera, there's "no timetable" for Samuel's return. The 'jack of all trades' receiver, who is both a threat through the air and on the ground, will be back before the start of the season. But, Washington is taking things slowly.

Samuel signed with WFT this offseason to help bring another dynamic layer to the offense. He enjoyed a breakout season in 2020 with the Carolina Panthers, posting career-high marks in receptions (77), yards (851) and catch rate (79.4%).

For now, WFT fans will have to wait to catch a first glimpse of their newest wideout. Rest assured, when he returns, the offense should be much more of a threat. After all, Washington finished with a bottom-10 passing offense (216.6 yards per game) in 2020.

Currently, Rivera and his squad own +156 odds to make the NFL Playoffs in 2021, according to the latest odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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