NFC East gets tougher as Washington adds Samuel, NY eyeing Golladay

Posted on March 18, 2021

It appears the NFC “Least” might be… well, not heading to the title of “NFC Beast,” but certainly “NFC less than average.”

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Washington Football Team has signed wide receiver Curtis Samuel to a three-year, $34.5 million deal.

The 24-year-old Samuel had the best year of his career thus far last season. In 15 games, he had 851 receiving yards and 200 rushing yards, giving him 1,051 total scrimmage yards.

Terry McLaurin was WFT’s only wide receiver that accumulated more than 500 receiving yards this past season. Samuel will be a useful player for the football team, especially if they utilize him in a gadget role like he’s become accustomed to.

The Giants Could Be Adding A Lethal Weapon In Kenny Golladay

Washington isn’t the only rival that’s active in the free agent market. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has reported that wide receiver Kenny Golladay is expected to visit the New York Giants, and that there’s “mutual interest” between the two parties.

This would be a very pretty stellar move for the Giants. Since debuting in 2017, Golladay has amassed 3,068 receiving yards and 21 touchdown. He led the league in touchdowns with 11 in 2019.

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Last season was a rough one for Golladay. Due to injuries, the wide receiver was only able to appear in five games. Still, he put up solid numbers in the team in played, logging 338 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

When healthy, Golladay is an elite receiver. The Eagles already have to face tough opponents like McLaurin, Amari Cooper, and CeeDee Lamb. Having to add another name to that mix wouldn’t be fun.

Adding Golladay would also give the Giants a pretty formidable trio of wide receivers when you figure in Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton.

It’s certainly aggravating to see the Eagles’ biggest rivals succeed in the area that has been Philly’s biggest weakness for years now. Perhaps the Birds will be able to find their own #1 receiver in the draft.

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