Curtis Samuel Reunites with Terry McLaurin In Washington
LANDOVER, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 27: Curtis Samuel #10 of the Carolina Panthers runs with the ball after a reception against the Washington Football Team during the second quarter at FedExField on December 27, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Curtis Samuel is on the move.
The former Panthers receiver is expected to sign a three-year, $34.5 million contract with the Washington Football Team, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday.
Samuel, 24, had spent his first four seasons as a member of the Panthers. The speedy wideout — who ran a 4.31 40-yard dash at the combine — was selected in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft from Ohio State, with whom he won a national championship in 2015.
Samuel will actually reunite with former Buckeyes teammate and fellow wide receiver Terry McLaurin in Washington.
Samuel is coming off his best season to date in which he caught 77 passes for 851 yards and three touchdowns across 15 games. He finished as the team’s third-best receiver behind D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson, both of whom eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in 2020.
The former Buckeye joins McLaurin, Cam Sims and others on Washington’s depth chart. His departure from Carolina should elevate Moore’s and Anderson’s fantasy values heading into 2021. Moore, 23, is a former first round pick and is under a rookie deal until 2022 (2023 if the Panthers pick up his fifth-year option) while Anderson, 27, is under contract until 2022.