Curtis Samuel off IR, will be active for Washington vs. Falcons

Field Level Media

October 01, 2021 at 8:39 pm.

Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel officially was activated off injured reserve Friday and will make his team debut Sunday against the host Atlanta Falcons.

Samuel, 25, was dealing with a groin injury from the offseason that he tweaked during training camp.

After spending his first four NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Samuel signed a three-year, $34.5 million contract in free agency to play for Washington, reuniting him with Ron Rivera, his former coach.

Samuel returned to practice Wednesday. Rivera told reporters Friday that Samuel would be “ready to roll” against the Falcons.

In 53 career games (32 starts) for Carolina, Samuel caught 185 passes for 2,087 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was also utilized in the run game, recording 478 yards on 72 carries with five TDs.