McLaurin (ankle) brought in six of seven targets for 75 yards in Washington's 31-23 wild-card loss to the Buccaneers on Saturday night. The second-year speedster was second to Cam Sims in receptions and receiving yards during Washington' season-ending loss. McLaurin powered through an ankle issue in Week 17 and Saturday night, managing to still put together a combined 13-115-1 line in that pair of contests. Having eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark during the regular season for the first time in his career while also setting a new high-water mark in receptions (87), McLaurin will look to reach even greater heights in 2021 with what he'll hope will be greater stability at the quarterback position.
McLaurin (ankle) is listed as active Saturday versus the Buccaneers, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. McLaurin managed two limited practices this week, which was two more than he logged prior to taking the field Week 17. In that contest, he put up seven catches (on eight targets) for 40 yards and one touchdown on the Eagles. The going may be tougher Saturday against a Tampa Bay defense that has given up 8.0 yards per target to wide receivers this season (tied for 14th best in the NFL).
McLaurin (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's wild-card matchup with the Buccaneers, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. McLaurin didn't practice at all last week but still gutted out a high-ankle sprain Week 17 against the Eagles, hauling in seven of eight targets for 40 yards and one touchdown. He got in some reps on the practice field this week, but his status won't be confirmed until about 90 minutes before Saturday's 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff. If he takes the field, McLaurin should be among Alex Smith's (calf) top targets, assuming the QB also is directing the offense.
McLaurin (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. McLaurin didn't practice at all last week and was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's estimated report. He's now ahead of where he was at the same time last week before he went on to catch seven of eight targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in the division-clinching win over Philadelphia. McLaurin, Alex Smith (calf) and Antonio Gibson (toe) are banged up, but all three appear likely to continue playing through their injuries in Saturday's wild-card game against Tampa Bay.
McLaurin (ankle) took part in the team stretch before going to a side field during Wednesday's practice, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports. McLaurin didn't practice at all last week while managing a high-ankle sprain, but he still suited up in the regular-season finale, logging 81 percent of the offensive snaps en route to seven catches (on eight targets) for 40 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's win over the Eagles. He was a non-participant Tuesday, and if his activity level Wednesday is any indication, he seems poised to be listed the same way on the official practice report.
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