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Curtis Samuel | Wide Receiver | #10

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/11/1996
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 2 (40) / CAR
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The Charlotte Observer reports Curtis Samuel (ankle) is "still not 100 percent."
Samuel "slowly progressed" throughout OTAs. The progression figures to remain slow in this week's mandatory minicamp with an eye toward being 100 percent for training camp. With Devin Funchess and first-rounder D.J. Moore locked in as the Panthers' top two receivers, Samuel will try to earn No. 3/gadget work this summer. Jun 11 - 3:10 PM

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Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (ankle) saw some work during team drills on Tuesday.

Samuel surprisingly did some work during individual drills at the start of OTAs, and he appears to be ramping up his activity this week. "We increased some of his team reps early on and then shut him down," coach Ron Rivera said. "Hopefully tomorrow we can increase a little more or do the same thing." It now looks like Samuel could be ready for minicamp in a couple weeks, and he should be a full-go by training camp barring any setbacks.
May 29 - 12:07 PM

Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (ankle) is participating in OTAs.

It is something of a surprise after coach Ron Rivera sounded pessimistic about Samuel's health at the end of March. While it is not clear if he will participate in team drills, he appeared to be moving well as he ran routes in individual work. Coming off essentially a lost rookie season, a full offseason would be huge for Samuel.
May 22 - 9:20 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said there is no "timetable" for Curtis Samuel (ankle).

Samuel needed surgery to repair a broken bone and ligament damage in his ankle last November. "I know they’ve gotten him running around a little bit," Rivera said. "Not a lot of cutting and breaking right now. I think they’re just slowly working him back in that process." Samuel was hurt more than he was healthy last year, and now it looks like he will miss most if not all of the offseason program. With a new offense to learn, it might be tough for Samuel to earn a big role as a sophomore.
Mar 27 - 10:10 AM

Panthers second-year WR Curtis Samuel (ankle) needed surgery to repair both a broken bone and ligament damage following his Week 10 injury.

Samuel caught 15 passes for a measly 115 yards and no touchdowns as a rookie. He was hurt far more often than he was healthy, as he also battled back and hamstring issues. Samuel was finally sent to I.R. in late November. He currently has no timetable for recovery and remains in a boot and rehab. The team is optimistic Samuel will be ready for training camp come July.
Feb 7 - 12:46 PM

Curtis Samuel was placed on injured reserve with a left ankle injury, ending his season.

Samuel suffered the injury in Week 10 and will require surgery. He'll finish his rookie year with 15 catches for 115 yards and no touchdowns. Greg Olsen was activated from I.R. in the corresponding move.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 01:10:00 PM

Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (ankle) has ligament damage and is done for the season.

An MRI confirmed what the Panthers feared on Monday. Samuel needs surgery on his left ankle. It's a big blow for an offense that just traded Kelvin Benjamin, and a crushing one for a rookie who was finally seeing increased snaps and targets. The lost development time is extra bad since Samuel has begun his career as a player who needs his touches manufactured. The 7-3 Panthers will move forward without any real vertical options. Samuel, despite the injury and slow development, is a hold in Dynasty leagues.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 03:42:00 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera acknowledged that Curtis Samuel's left ankle/leg injury could be season-ending.

The injury occurred in Monday night's win over Miami. None of the news surrounding Samuel sounds promising. Cam Newton said the injury is "real bad" while Rivera said he's "not optimistic" about his status. We won't know for sure until Samuel gets his MRI results back, but it's fair to assume he won't be back anytime soon. Damiere Byrd (I.R., forearm) is eligible to return in Week 12 and could take Samuel's roster spot if he's placed on injured reserve.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 01:38:00 PM

The Charlotte Observer reports the Panthers are concerned Curtis Samuel suffered a serious ankle injury Monday night.

Samuel was on crutches with his left leg "heavily bandaged" following the game. The Observer reports the initial diagnosis is a high-ankle sprain, but the team is concerned the injury could be worse. Even a serious sprain would knock the rookie out for several weeks. It is a tough break for a player who looked like he was on his way to breaking out.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 09:40:00 AM

Curtis Samuel left Week 10 against Miami with an ankle injury.

Samuel was rolled up on by a cornerback after dropping a pass in the end zone. Prior to exiting the game, Samuel caught 5-of-7 targets for 45 yards.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 10:30:00 PM

Curtis Samuel (ankle) was removed from the Week 10 injury report.

This was expected after Samuel practiced fully the last two days. Samuel played heavy snaps in his first game without Kelvin Benjamin, but was held to three catches. He'll start and should have close to an every-down role against Miami on Monday night.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 05:16:00 PM

Curtis Samuel (ankle) practiced fully on Friday.

Samuel injured his ankle at Wednesday's practice. It's not serious enough to keep him out of Monday night's game. Samuel played 75 percent of snaps last week and should have close to an every-down role opposite Devin Funchess.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 05:02:00 PM

Curtis Samuel was limited in Thursday's practice with an ankle issue.

Samuel apparently "came down on his ankle awkwardly in practice Wednesday." Playing on Monday Night Football, the Panthers were not required to issue an injury report until Thursday. The fact that Samuel was "limited" suggests he will end up suiting up against the Dolphins.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 02:45:00 PM

Curtis Samuel played 49-of-65 offensive snaps (75 percent) Week 9 against the Falcons.

The snap share is notable in Carolina's first game without Kelvin Benjamin. Samuel only caught three passes for 23 yards while rushing once for 14, but he ended up playing one more snap on offense than Devin Funchess and 11 more than Russell Shepard. A talented rookie who looks likely to have a big role moving forward, Samuel is worth a look in deep leagues.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 10:24:00 AM

Curtis Samuel caught 3-of-5 targets for 23 yards in the Panthers' Week 9 win over the Falcons.

Samuel got the start next to Devin Funchess in the first game without Kelvin Benjamin. Samuel also rushed for 14 yards on one carry. The catches and yards marked season-highs for the rookie, and he should play far more snaps moving forward. However, this is a run-centric offense that likely won't be able to support Samuel and other ancillary options once Greg Olsen is back.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 04:51:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Garrett Gilbert
3Taylor Heinicke
RB1Christian McCaffrey
2C.J. Anderson
3Cameron Artis-Payne
4Elijah Hood
5Kenjon Barner
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Christian McCaffrey
3RB1Christian McCaffrey
2C.J. Anderson
FB1Alex Armah
WR11Devin Funchess
2Jarius Wright
3Damiere Byrd
4Bug Howard
5Austin Duke
WR21D.J. Moore
2Torrey Smith
3Curtis Samuel
4Mose Frazier
5Fred Ross
WR31Torrey Smith
TE1Greg Olsen
2Chris Manhertz
3Ian Thomas
4Evan Baylis
5Jason Vander Laan
LT1Matt Kalil
2Blaine Clausell
LG1Amini Silatolu
2Jeremiah Sirles
C1Ryan Kalil
2Tyler Larsen
RG1Trai Turner
2Greg Van Roten
3Dorian Johnson
RT1Daryl Williams
2Taylor Moton
3Norman Price
K1Graham Gano