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District of Sports Podcast

District of Sports Podcast

Washington Times sports reporter Matthew Paras joins George Gerbo for a bi-weekly discussion on the latest storylines, details, and trends in the world of D.C. sports.

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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2020, file photo, Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) runs to the end zone against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. Washington has been practicing without receiver Curtis Samuel for the balance of training camp and without cornerback William Jackson for the past week. Samuel and Jackson were the team's highest-priced free agent additions.(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Washington's Curtis Samuel misses practice with groin injury

- Associated Press

Curtis Samuel's chances of playing in Washington's season opener this weekend against the Los Angeles Chargers took a hit Wednesday when the wide receiver appeared to tweak a groin injury that has been bothering him for months.

Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young (99) looks on during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Washington's defense facing better quarterbacks this year

- The Washington Times

The quality of opposing quarterback play -- and the strength of schedule as a whole -- is why most experts expect Washington's defense to take a step back over the next few months. In the NFL, defensive success can be fleeting and Washington will likely have a tough time replicating its top-five ranking from a year ago.