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Washington Move: Curtis Samuel Injury Update; WRs Scramble For Reps

Locked On: Washington Football Team practices under Friday Night Lights at FedExField - and on Monday get a Samuel move

Outside of standout Terry McLaurin, the Washington Football Team receiving corps left a lot to be desired last season.

McLaurin reached the 1,000-yard threshold, but no other receiver eclipsed the 500-yard mark. With the lack of depth behind McLaurin, the team made it a mission to address the depth in free agency.

The team's biggest signing, former Carolina Panthers standout Curtis Samuel, has been sidelined due to a groin injury and COVID-19 protocols - but on Monday, an update: Samuel has officially been moved off the reserve list ... but placed onto the PUP list.

WFT is still counting on Samuel as perhaps its No. 3 target behind McLaurin and tight end Logan Thomas, but his training-camp absence has thrust the rest of the team's new receivers into the spotlight. 

The team drafted North Carolina standout Dyami Brown in the third round, and he's competing for the slot receiver role alongside fellow rookie Dax Milne and veterans DeAndre Carter and Adam Humphries.

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Injury Update: Is Washington Close to Getting Healthy?

Reinforcements might be coming soon, but will it be in time?

On this episode of "Locked On Washington Football Team," hosts Chris Russell and David Harrison discuss the team's depth at the receiver position and how beneficial it is to have for a quarterback like Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The pair also talk about Fitzpatrick's early performances and the backup quarterback competition between Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen.

The show ends with a fan pondering a potential 2022 trade for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Chris and David deal with all that and more on this episode of "Locked on Washington Football Team". For more podcasts and information, join us here.

CONTINUE READING: One-and-Done: Washington Signs, Then Cuts, XFL Lineman; Curtis Samuel Update