Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Sat 8/28/21 4:41 PM

McLaurin and a slew of other key players likely will be held out of Saturday's preseason game against Baltimore, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
EDGE Analysis
The list also includes RB Antonio Gibson, TE Logan Thomas and WRs Dyami Brown and Adam Humphries. The Washington offense appears in much better shape than last season, though key offseason addition Curtis Samuel (groin) still hasn't practiced since early June. Regardless of Samuel's availability, McLaurin is the centerpiece of Washington's passing game heading into a Week 1 home date with the Chargers.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Fri 8/13/21 4:21 PM

McLaurin caught two of three targets for 25 yards in Thursday's 22-12 preseason loss to New England.
EDGE Analysis
McLaurin had a 22-yard gain on the second play of the game and ultimately accounted for three of Ryan Fitzpatrick's eight targets. The star wideout will see plenty of looks in any scenario, but he could really be busy early in the season if Curtis Samuel's absence extends past August. Washington's big offseason acquisition has been on the PUP list since the start of training camp, bothered by the same groin injury that kept him out of offseason practices in early-to-mid June. Next up for McLaurin are exhibitions against Cincinnati (Aug. 20) and Baltimore (Aug. 28), followed by the season opener versus the Chargers on Sept. 12.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Wed 6/30/21 4:48 PM

McLaurin recently worked with former Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin to improve his releases off the line of scrimmage, independent NFL journalist Mark Bullock reports.
EDGE Analysis
Baldwin made a living with toughness, technique and reliable hands, while McLaurin is far more physically gifted, having run a 4.35-second 40-yard dash at 6-2, 208 pounds. The third-year pro has also proven himself a quick learner in the NFL, with rapid improvement on short and intermediate routes allowing him to put up 1,118 receiving yards in 15 games last season despite playing in an offense with minimal downfield component. The hope in Washington is that veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick can help create a more balanced passing game, which would give McLaurin a shot to mesh his big-play ability from 2019 (15.8 YPR, 7 TDs in 14 games) with his big-time volume from 2020 (8.9 targets, 5.8 catches per week). There is a bit more competition for targets this year, with Washington adding Curtis Samuel, Adam Humphries and third-round pick Dyami Brown in the offseason.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Sun 1/10/21 12:35 AM

McLaurin (ankle) brought in six of seven targets for 75 yards in Washington's 31-23 wild-card loss to the Buccaneers on Saturday night.
EDGE Analysis
The second-year speedster was second to Cam Sims in receptions and receiving yards during Washington' season-ending loss. McLaurin powered through an ankle issue in Week 17 and Saturday night, managing to still put together a combined 13-115-1 line in that pair of contests. Having eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark during the regular season for the first time in his career while also setting a new high-water mark in receptions (87), McLaurin will look to reach even greater heights in 2021 with what he'll hope will be greater stability at the quarterback position.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Sat 1/9/21 7:10 PM

McLaurin (ankle) is listed as active Saturday versus the Buccaneers, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
EDGE Analysis
McLaurin managed two limited practices this week, which was two more than he logged prior to taking the field Week 17. In that contest, he put up seven catches (on eight targets) for 40 yards and one touchdown on the Eagles. The going may be tougher Saturday against a Tampa Bay defense that has given up 8.0 yards per target to wide receivers this season (tied for 14th best in the NFL).

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Thu 1/7/21 2:35 PM

McLaurin (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's wild-card matchup with the Buccaneers, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
EDGE Analysis
McLaurin didn't practice at all last week but still gutted out a high-ankle sprain Week 17 against the Eagles, hauling in seven of eight targets for 40 yards and one touchdown. He got in some reps on the practice field this week, but his status won't be confirmed until about 90 minutes before Saturday's 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff. If he takes the field, McLaurin should be among Alex Smith's (calf) top targets, assuming the QB also is directing the offense.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Wed 1/6/21 2:36 PM

McLaurin (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
McLaurin didn't practice at all last week and was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's estimated report. He's now ahead of where he was at the same time last week before he went on to catch seven of eight targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in the division-clinching win over Philadelphia. McLaurin, Alex Smith (calf) and Antonio Gibson (toe) are banged up, but all three appear likely to continue playing through their injuries in Saturday's wild-card game against Tampa Bay.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Wed 1/6/21 1:35 PM

McLaurin (ankle) took part in the team stretch before going to a side field during Wednesday's practice, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
McLaurin didn't practice at all last week while managing a high-ankle sprain, but he still suited up in the regular-season finale, logging 81 percent of the offensive snaps en route to seven catches (on eight targets) for 40 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's win over the Eagles. He was a non-participant Tuesday, and if his activity level Wednesday is any indication, he seems poised to be listed the same way on the official practice report.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Tue 1/5/21 5:17 PM

McLaurin (ankle) was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's practice estimate, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
The same applies to running back Antonio Gibson (toe), but given that both players played through their respective issues in Washington's Week 17 win over the Eagles, it's likely that the duo's Tuesday listing is indicative of both key skill players simply managing their injuries as Saturday night's playoff opener against the Buccaneers approaches.

Terry McLaurin
WR WAS (14)
Mon 1/4/21 3:19 AM

McLaurin (ankle) reeled in seven of eight targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-14 win over the Eagles. He finishes the regular season with 87 receptions, 1,118 yards and four touchdowns in 15 games.
EDGE Analysis
McLaurin toughed it out to return quickly from a high-ankle sprain -- which typically requires 4-to-6 weeks to fully recover from -- and help Alex Smith and Co. push the 7-9 Washington Football Team into the playoffs. The talented wideout dealt with mediocre quarterback play for the entirety of the season, as an aging Smith, whose leg is literally being held together by bolts and screws, was the team's best option under center. The fact that McLaurin managed to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark is a testament to the wideout's talent. Washington may be able to scratch out another year with Smith managing games, but an upgrade at the position would benefit the team and McLaurin's fantasy stock immensely if and when that happens. For now, he will try and help upset Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday in the first round of the playoffs.