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Curtis Samuel was one of the biggest offseason additions for the Washington Football Team, a significant boost to a passing game that ranked toward the bottom of the NFL last year. The wide receiver hasn't even seen the field yet. 

Washington placed Samuel on the PUP list to start training camp, followed by a stint on the COVID list shortly after. Samuel still remains on both -- and it doesn't appear he's getting off either any time soon. 

"There's no timetable for Curtis," Washington head coach Ron Rivera said, via Pro Football Talk. "He's been in the system, he knows it. Yeah, you'd love for him to catch a few reps maybe in the last preseason game, but we're not going to rush him out there."

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Samuel is reunited with Rivera in Washington after signing a three year, $34.5 million contract with the Football Team. He played under Rivera for three seasons in Carolina, recording 93 catches for 1,121 yards and 11 touchdowns in the 29 games where he was a regular part of the offense (2018 and 2019). Samuel had 77 catches for 851 yards and three touchdowns last season for the Panthers.

Washington is banking on Samuel to be the No. 2 wide receiver opposite Terry McLaurin in the starting lineup. Third-round pick Dyami Brown and Kelvin Harmon are the front-runners to compete for playing time, with Cam Sims and Antonio Gandy-Golden also in the mix. 

Rivera is more than willing to be patient with Samuel as he is still out indefinitely. At the very least, Samuel is missing the first two preseason games. 

"He's coming back, he'll be healthy, he'll be ready to roll," Rivera said. "We're going to ease back into it because again, he knows the system, he'll pick it up again very, very quickly. It'll really be about him building his rapport with the quarterbacks."