Curtis Samuel joins Washington

March 17, 2021

Former Panthers wideout Curtis Samuel signed with Washington Wednesday, reuniting with his old coach Ron Rivera.

Samuel agreed to a three-year, $34.5 million deal. He also joins his former Ohio St. teammate Terry McLaurin on the outside of the Washington attack.

The team in the nation’s capital has been retooling their offense since the late part of 2020. They dumped Dwayne Haskins in a messy, public divorce. After the season, quarterback Alex Smith was released. Just days ago they signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to be the starter and do his Fitzmagic thing, along with throwing some ill-timed interceptions.

Samuel set career highs in catches, rushes, along with receiving and rushing yards in 2020. He is a multi-positional asset but won’t be a primary target. His versatility offers fantasy managers comfort in that he’ll be on the field a bunch.