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Washington Football Team activates Curtis Samuel off IR, will play Week 4

Jun 2, 2021; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) looks on during drills as part of an OTA at Inova Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 2, 2021; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) looks on during drills as part of an OTA at Inova Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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.

–Field Level Media