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Curtis Samuel removed from the Reserve/COVID-19 List, placed on the Active/PUP List

Not a good start

NFL: Washington Football Team OTA Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Curtis Samuel was one of Ron Rivera’s big signings this offseason, and a player that he was very familiar with from their time together with the Carolina Panthers. The Washington Football Team had a great defense last season, but the offense wasn’t setting many records. The wide receiver group was Terry McLaurin...Cams Sims..........and the rest of them. Washington started 4 QBs last season, and the team made signing Ryan Fitzpatrick a priority in free agency to get a veteran in place.

Enter Curtis Samuel who was supposed to form a dynamic duo with his former Ohio State teammate Terry McLaurin. He suffered a groin injury and missed OTAs, and has now missed all of mini-camp. Samuel was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list at mini-camp in Richmond, and was just taken off of that list today.

Ron Rivera has been trying to downplay the groin injury, and said the team is easing him back in. Rivera said that Samuel might play in the 3rd preseason game, but Samuel’s placement on the PUP list is not a good sign. This designation gives the team more flexibility before the regular season starts, and hopefully it is just a precautionary move to protect an important piece of their offense.