The Washington Football Team shocked a lot of people last season when they won the NFC East with a 7-9 record. They've since spent the offseason improving their roster, including signing former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel to a three-year, $34.5 million contract. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old's stint in Washington isn't starting as he imagined.
Last week, Washington head coach Ron Rivera announced that Samuel had hurt his groin, leaving fans hoping that it wasn't anything serious. As the team began to practice at their mandatory minicamp on Tuesday morning, ESPN's John Keim reported that Samuel was not one of the players out on the field.
Curtis Samuel Injury Update
Considering how Keim reported that Samuel's groin issue was "minor" last week, the hope is that he was held out of Tuesday's practice for precautionary reasons. Regardless, the situation is worth monitoring over the coming days.
Assuming he gets back to full health, the 24-year-old wideout will likely be the No. 2 WR behind his former Ohio State teammate Terry McLaurin. One reason why Washington brought Samuel in is because of his versatility. He was a 'jack of all trades' for the Panthers last season, recording 851 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns while adding an additional 200 yards and 2 more scores on the ground. It's this type of versatility that'll add an extra layer to WFT's offense.
If Washington hopes to win the NFC East again next season, the team has some competition in its way. Currently, WFT has +260 odds to win the division next season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, putting them behind the Dallas Cowboys at +110.
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