Lands three-year extension
McLaurin agreed Tuesday on a three-year contract extension with the Commanders, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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.
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Wentz and other Washington starters are scheduled for about 15-20 plays in Saturday's preseason opener against Carolina, Michael Phillips of Richmond.com reports.
Samuel will play in Saturday's preseason game against Carolina, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
Turner (hamstring) will not participate in Saturday's practice, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
Gibson (hamstring) followed his ramp-up plan for the first week of training camp and now has resumed practicing with teammates, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.
Samuel took part in team drills Wednesday and even caught passes on back-to-back snaps, Zach Selby of the Commanders' official site reports.
Brown had a good first week of training camp, making a number of catches downfield, Zach Selby of the Commanders' official site reports.
Coach Ron Rivera said Monday he has "some concern about football conditioning" in reference to Samuel, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Teammate Terry McLaurin has been impressed with Dotson's hands and believes the rookie first-round pick out of Penn State will be an impact player out of the gate for Washington, Zach Selby of the Commanders' official site reports.
Gibson (hamstring) may cede short-yardage work to rookie Brian Robinson, who has been getting a lot of first-team snaps in the opening days of training camp, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
Robinson likely will get short-yardage carries this season, and he's already getting extra work in practice while Antonio Gibson recovers from a hamstring injury, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.