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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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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

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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

Curtis Samuel (back) wasn't listed on the Panthers' final injury report for Week 5 against the Lions.

Samuel is back after missing last week's game with a minor back injury. Through three games, he's managed just four catches for 12 yards. The 21-year-old isn't a fantasy consideration at this point.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 01:14:00 PM

Curtis Samuel (back) is practicing Thursday.

He also got in a limited session Wednesday, putting him on track to return after sitting out last week against the Patriots. Even so, Samuel is just a Dynasty option at this point.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Curtis Samuel (back) is out for Week 4 against the Patriots.

Ryan Kalil (neck) and Daryl Worley (shoulder) have also been ruled out. Samuel's absence is a relative surprise after putting in limited practices on both Wednesday and Thursday. Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess can expect more targets with Samuel on the shelf.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 01:06:00 PM

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RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Fozzy Whittaker
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GLB1Christian McCaffrey
2Cameron Artis-Payne
3RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Alex Armah
WR11Devin Funchess
2Jarius Wright
3Russell Shepard
4Fred Ross
5Rasheed Bailey
WR21Torrey Smith
2Curtis Samuel
3Damiere Byrd
4Mose Frazier
5Austin Duke
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Greg Olsen
2Chris Manhertz
3Evan Baylis
4Kent Taylor
LT1Matt Kalil
2Blaine Clausell
LG1Amini Silatolu
2Jeremiah Sirles
3Zach Banner
C1Ryan Kalil
2Tyler Larsen
RG1Trai Turner
2Greg Van Roten
3Dorian Johnson
RT1Daryl Williams
2Taylor Moton
K1Graham Gano