Commanders confident about Curtis Samuel’s return to health

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Curtis Samuel played only 84 snaps in five games for Washington last season after signing a three-year, $34.5 million deal. He had a nagging groin injury that limited him to 38 total yards.

The Commanders obviously anticipate more from Samuel, whom they could use him in a Deebo Samuel-type role this season.

“[He’s looking] good. It’s good to see him here,” Rivera said, via Bijan Todd of “We haven’t been able to go out on the field and watch these guys work yet, by rule, but just listening to what the strength and conditioning guys are telling us about him coming in and looking really good, moving around really well. We do get to watch the workout stuff that we do get to video, and when you do see him moving around, you feel pretty confident about it.”

In four seasons in Carolina, Samuel had 257 touches for 2,565 yards and 19 touchdowns.

7 responses to “Commanders confident about Curtis Samuel’s return to health

  1. Huge disappointment last year.I hope he has changed his workout regimen so he doesn’t repeat that again. either way,If I were Rivera I would have him on a short leash this year and be ready to cut bait if he doesn’t come out of the gate fast and hard.too many good WRs out there waiting to have to coddle this guy till he gets better.

  2. I’ve been a life long fan of this team. We’ve seen these types of guys come and go. From Coaches like Ron to players like Curtis.

    We were sold a fraudulent bill of goods. Curtis will play ONE GAME with Washington. Then back to IR and cut with injury designation. Any one remember Fitzpatrick?

  3. Samuel is way too fragile to use in a Deebo Samuel-type role. We’d be lucky if he can line up at wideout more than 30% of the time. Rivera’s need to get every former Panther failed miserbly in this case!

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