Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Tue 6/28/22 3:29 PM

McLaurin agreed Tuesday on a three-year contract extension with the Commanders, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
The deal includes up to $71 million in new money and a $28 million signing bonus, with Washington's investment placing McLaurin among the NFL's top-five highest-paid wideouts. As a result, the 26-year-old -- whose rookie contract had been slated to expire after the coming season -- is now signed with the team through the 2025 campaign. Through 17 games in 2021, the 2019 third-rounder logged a 77-1,053-5 stat line on 130 targets. He continues to profile as the top option in a wide receiver corps that also includes Curtis Samuel and 2022 first-rounder Jahan Dotson, with McLaurin's fantasy prospects potentially boosted by new QB Carson Wentz.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Wed 6/15/22 11:53 AM

Coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday "we're not trading [McLaurin]," JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
EDGE Analysis
McLaurin is skipping mandatory minicamp while he and the Commanders continue to discuss a new extension. Per Ben Standig of The Athletic, Rivera also confirmed that McLaurin will be fined for missing mandatory team activities, but that ongoing negotiations are "not contentious." Of course, it's not uncommon in the NFL for team officials to commit to retaining a player only for a trade to later occur, as happened with A.J. Brown and Titans coach Mike Vrabel earlier this offseason. As a result of being dealt to the Eagles, Brown was able to secure a four-year, $100 million contract, and McLaurin may be vying for a similar payday as he enters the final season of his rookie contract.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Mon 6/13/22 10:07 AM

McLaurin doesn't intend to report to the Commanders' mandatory minicamp this week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
According to Pete Hailey of NBC Sports Washington, head coach Ron Rivera said less than a week earlier that he expected McLaurin to be in attendance for minicamp, but the wide receiver instead plans to remain a spectator while he seeks a long-term contract extension. The 26-year-old, who is looking for a deal on par with the four-year, $100 million pact A.J. Brown recently reached with the Eagles, is entering the final year of his rookie deal in 2022 and will miss out on opportunities to take reps alongside new starting quarterback Carson Wentz while he remains off the field.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Wed 6/8/22 11:08 AM

Washington head coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday he expects McLaurin to participate in next week's mandatory minicamp, Pete Hailey of NBC Sports Washington reports.
EDGE Analysis
McLaurin has remained away from voluntary OTAs while attempting to negotiate a new contract with the Commanders. The 2019 third-round pick is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and he's once again facing the task of establishing chemistry with a new quarterback, this time former Eagles and Colts signal-caller Carson Wentz. Thus far in his career, McLaurin has averaged 74 catches for 1,030 yards and 5.3 touchdowns per season. In McLaurin's absence, rookie first-round pick Jahan Dotson has reportedly made strides in establishing a rapport with Wentz.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Tue 5/24/22 10:53 AM

McLaurin hasn't been participating in offseason activities, but Commanders coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday it's "just a matter of time" before the wideout is back with the team, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
EDGE Analysis
McLaurin was at the team facility at one point in April, with reports suggesting he wouldn't do on-field work until he'd signed a new contract. His absence since then might be interpreted as either a show of frustration or a negotiating tactic, but it's also possible the wideout is simply being cautious with a huge payday on the horizon. McLaurin is entering the fourth and final season of his rookie deal and should command at least $20 million per year on a long-term extension. Assuming he and the Commanders work things out, McLaurin could still have to deal with subpar QB play again, this time catching passes from former Eagles and Colts QB Carson Wentz.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Mon 4/25/22 2:35 PM

Washington general manager Martin Mayhew said Monday that the organization is in ongoing talks with McLaurin and his agent about a possible contract extension, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
EDGE Analysis
McLaurin currently is with the team, but he isn't participating in any voluntary on-field workouts this offseason. Mandatory minicamp doesn't start until mid-June, so the two sides have some time to figure out a deal, but it's possible the wideout could continue to hold out until an extension is signed. The acquisition of Carson Wentz -- who's owed $28 million in 2022 -- has hindered Washington's moves and likely has been at least part of the reason McLaurin hasn't signed an extension yet. Regardless, Mayhew said, "We're really excited about the opportunity of having Terry continue with us for a long time," so it appears there are no intentions of trading the fourth-year wideout ahead of the draft. Commanders head coach Ron Rivera added that the team's draft process won't be impacted by McLaurin's ongoing situation.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Mon 4/18/22 3:10 PM

McLaurin isn't expected to participate in on-field work this offseason, but he will be at the Commanders' team facility Tuesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
EDGE Analysis
At this point in mid-April, workouts are voluntary and don't include much on-field work, if any. The bigger question will come later this spring when the team has mandatory minicamp (June 14-16) a week after the conclusion of OTAs. McLaurin will take part if he signs an extension before then, while he could opt to hold out if contract discussions are ongoing or stalled. The 2019 third-round pick is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, averaging 74 catches for 1,030 yards and 5.3 TDs per season so far. McLaurin will work with a new QB again in 2022, with the Commanders trading for Carson Wentz and likely dropping Taylor Heinicke back to the second spot on their depth chart.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Sun 1/9/22 6:16 PM

McLaurin brought in four of six targets for 93 yards in Washington's 22-7 win over the Giants on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
The speedster easily paced Washington in receptions, receiving yards and targets to finish off the season with a second straight impressive performance. McLaurin generated an 11-154 line over the last two contests, and Sunday's production vaulted him over the 1,000-yard mark (1,053) for the second consecutive season. There's no questioning McLaurin's game-breaking ability, with the spotty quarterback play he's endured thus far in his first three seasons being the only factor seemingly putting a cap on him elevating to the elite tier of receivers in both a football and fantasy sense.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Sun 1/2/22 8:46 PM

McLaurin recorded seven receptions on eight targets for 61 yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Eagles.
EDGE Analysis
McLaurin earned at least eight targets for the first time since Week 10 and topped five targets for only the second time in his last five games. He didn't turn that into an elite level of production, though he did manage a pair of catches that went for double-digit gains. Despite having a season to forget due to Washington's poor quarterback play, McLaurin needs only 40 yards in a Week 18 matchup against the Giants to reach 1,000 for the campaign.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Mon 12/27/21 1:02 AM

McLaurin caught three of six targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 56-14 loss to Dallas.
EDGE Analysis
McLaurin -- like many Washington position players -- fell victim to the one-sided affair. The 26-year-old was tied for the team lead in targets, signaling that he is still the top dog in the Football Team's wideout rotation. McLaurin's solid fantasy season has come to a screeching halt of late, as he has failed to top 51 yards or score a touchdown over the last five games. The talented receiver is clearly being limited by Washington's recent poor quarterback play, and there is no guarantee that his situation will improve ahead of next week's tilt against Philadelphia after this horrible overall performance by the offense.