Samuel stood out as one of the Panthers' best players at mandatory minicamp, Brendan Marks of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Samuel is enjoying his first healthy offseason in the NFL after battling a series of injuries the past two years. He worked his way into a starting job by the end of last season, averaging 7.6 yards on 65 targets and 10.5 yards on eight carries, with seven touchdowns on just 47 touches in 13 games. The Panthers intend to find more work for Samuel this upcoming season, with coach Ron Rivera noting that the wide receiver has shown significant improvement in his route running. It helps that Samuel is one of the younger players from the 2017 draft class, celebrating his 23rd birthday Aug. 11. He's on track to join Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore at the center of a dynamic offense that relies on its pass catchers to pick up yardage after the catch. The Panthers also run a lot of jet sweeps to manufacture touches for Samuel and Moore while simultaneously opening up interior rushing lanes for McCaffrey and quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder). Jun 14 10:59 am (EST)
- Samuel finished the 2018 regular season with 39 catches on 65 targets for 494 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games played. He also rushed eight times for 84 yards and two more scores.
- Samuel caught seven of 13 targets for 41 yards during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Falcons.
- Samuel caught one of four targets for 17 yards and rushed twice for eight yards in Monday night's 12-9 loss to the Saints. All Curtis Samuel News
2019 PRESEASON PROJECTIONS
2019 PRESEASON RANKINGS
2018 SEASON STATS
|LAST 3 WEEKS||0||21||10||130||1||2||8||0|
|Dec 30||W 33 - 14||@ NO||4||2||72||1||0||0|
|Dec 23||L 24 - 10||ATL||13||7||41||0||0||0|
|Dec 17||L 12 - 9||NO||4||1||17||0||8||0|
|Dec 09||L 26 - 20||@ CLE||8||4||80||0||0||0|
|Dec 02||L 24 - 17||@ TB||11||6||88||0||8||0|
|Nov 25||L 30 - 27||SEA||2||2||17||1||25||0|
|Nov 18||L 20 - 19||@ DET||7||5||55||1||0||0|
|Nov 08||L 52 - 21||@ PIT||4||4||18||0||1||0|
|Nov 04||W 42 - 28||TB||4||2||25||1||33||1|
|Oct 28||W 36 - 21||BAL||3||3||28||0||0||0|
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