- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 21, 2021

CHARLOTTE — Curtis Samuel won’t get to play in the Carolina reunion.

The Washington wide receiver was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers when the team’s inactives were released 90 minutes before kickoff.  Samuel, who played for the Panthers from 2017 to 2020, will miss his fifth straight contest and eighth overall game of the season. 

Samuel has dealt with a nagging groin injury since late May, limiting him to just two games and 30 snaps. He re-aggravated the injury in a Week 5 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, though coaches said Samuel went past his suggested snap count the week prior — contributing to Samuel’s latest injury woes.

Washington listed Samuel as questionable entering Sunday’s contest as Samuel returned to practice Friday. If the wide receiver, signed to a three-year, $34.5 million contract in March, continues to progress, Samuel could potentially play in the team’s next game: A Nov. 29 “Monday Night Football” showdown against the Seattle Seahawks. 

Here’s who else is out for Washington in Charlotte:
- Wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden
- Cornerback Corn Elder
- Tackle Saahdiq Charles
- Defensive end Shaka Toney (concussion) 
- Tight end Ricky Seals-Jones (hip)

• Matthew Paras can be reached at mparas@washingtontimes.com.

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