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Curtis Samuel | Wide Receiver | #10

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/11/1996
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 2 (40) / CAR
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Curtis Samuel rushed twice for nine yards and a touchdown and caught a 16-yard pass in the Panthers’ Week 7 win over the Eagles.
He scored a 14-yard touchdown on an end-around, but lost five yards on his other rushing attempt and was only targeted once. A low-volume gadget player, Samuel’s fantasy value is limited to deeper Dynasty leagues. Oct 21 - 4:29 PM

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Curtis Samuel grabbed two catches for 37 yards and a touchdown on four targets Sunday in Carolina’s Week 5 win over the Giants.

Samuel turned a simple Cam Newton screen into a 25-yard touchdown, which gave Carolina its first points of the afternoon with 4:38 left in the first quarter. He broke multiple tackles on his way to the end zone and also got a great block from teammate Devin Funchess, who leveled Janoris Jenkins at the line of scrimmage. That play marked the first touchdown of Samuel’s two-year career. The 22-year-old was making his season debut after missing the Panthers’ first three games with an irregular heartbeat. Samuel isn’t in the fantasy discussion yet, but he’ll be a name to monitor on the waiver wire throughout the season.
Oct 7 - 6:21 PM

Curtis Samuel (heart) is practicing on Monday.

Samuel underwent a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat prior to Week 1 and has been sidelined ever since. It is not a given he will be able to return this week, but practicing on Monday is a great sign.
Oct 1 - 11:01 AM

Panthers declared WRs Curtis Samuel and Damiere Byrd, TE Greg Olsen, RT Trai Turner, LT Matt Kalil, DE Marquis Haynes, and CB Lorenzo Doss inactive for Week 3 against the Bengals.

Samuel remains out indefinitely with an irregular heartbeat. Olsen is "month to month" after breaking his foot for the second time in the last two years.
Sep 23 - 11:51 AM

Panthers declared WR Curtis Samuel, TE Greg Olsen, RG Trai Turner, WR Damier Byrd, DE Bryan Cox, DE Efe Obada, and LB Andre Smith inactive Week 2 against the Falcons.

Samuel remains without a timetable for return after a heart procedure. Olsen is still out with a broken foot, and Turner is sidelined with a concussion.
Sep 16 - 11:37 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said there's no timetable for Curtis Samuel's return.

Samuel has not played or practiced since being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat prior to Week 1. Rivera said, "So far, so good" when asked about Samuel's recovery, though it doesn't sound like the second-year wideout is close to returning. With Samuel and Greg Olsen (foot) both sidelined, expect Devin Funchess and Christian McCaffrey to continue racking up targets.
Sep 13 - 3:02 PM

The Panthers ruled out Curtis Samuel for Week 1 against Dallas.

This was fully expected with Samuel recovering from a heart procedure. Samuel hasn't been cleared to practice, but it's possible he only misses one week. Christian McCaffrey should see more checkdown targets with Samuel out.
Sep 7 - 5:15 PM

Panthers WR Curtis Samuel is recovering from a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat and is expected to miss Week 1.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport termed it as a "small procedure." The Panthers had previously said Samuel was sidelined with a "medical issue." It's a tough start to Samuel's sophomore season after his rookie campaign was cut short by a severe ankle injury. There's less pressure on Samuel to be an immediate playmaker this season after the Panthers added D.J. Moore, but he could still be a key contributor for an undermanned receiver corps.
Sep 4 - 4:20 PM

Curtis Samuel caught 3-of-4 targets for 58 yards in the Panthers' third preseason game.

Samuel's role is TBD -- he's competing for snaps with D.J. Moore and Jarius Wright behind Torrey Smith and Devin Funchess -- but this was a step in the right direction. Optimally, Carolina's three-wide set would be made up of Moore, Funchess, and Samuel. Smith is running as the clear No. 2 for now, however.
Aug 24 - 11:00 PM

Panthers activated WR Curtis Samuel from active/PUP.

Samuel needed just a little extra time to recover from a broken ankle and ligament damage. A second-round pick last year, Samuel has yet to get his NFL career off the tarmac. He'll compete for reps out of the slot.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 1 - 9:49 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Curtis Samuel (ankle, active/NFI) has been doing well in his rehab.

The coach told NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon they have been working out Samuel really hard, and he has handled it well. The comments suggest Samuel is almost ready to be removed from the active/NFI list. Coming off a lost rookie season and with first-rounder D.J. Moore added to the mix, Samuel needs to get healthy as soon as possible.
Jul 30 - 10:14 AM

Panthers placed WR Curtis Samuel (ankle) on the active/NFI list.

He didn't pass his training camp physical. It's not a great start for Samuel after being limited during the offseason. Samuel's return timetable is unclear.
Jul 25 - 3:41 PM

ESPN's David Newton reports Curtis Samuel (ankle) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Recovering from a broken bone and ligament damage in his ankle, Samuel was limited during the offseason program, but he is expected to be fully cleared for the start of camp. It is great news for the second-round sophomore following an injury-ruined rookie campaign, especially considering how crowded the pass-catching situation is in Carolina.
Source: ESPN
Jul 24 - 10:19 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Taylor Heinicke
RB1Christian McCaffrey
2C.J. Anderson
3Cameron Artis-Payne
GLB1Christian McCaffrey
2C.J. Anderson
3RB1Christian McCaffrey
2C.J. Anderson
FB1Alex Armah
WR11Devin Funchess
2Jarius Wright
3Damiere Byrd
WR21Torrey Smith
2D.J. Moore
3Curtis Samuel
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Greg Olsen
2Chris Manhertz
3Ian Thomas
LT1Taylor Moton
2Matt Kalil
LG1Greg Van Roten
2Marshall Newhouse
C1Ryan Kalil
2Tyler Larsen
RG1Trai Turner
RT1Chris Clark
2Daryl Williams
K1Graham Gano