Will miss first three games
Ron Rivera very clear that surgery not an option for Curtis Samuel. The issue is rest, and Samuel’s time on the Covid list set back his recovery. Rivera is confident that a few more weeks of rest should get Samuel back on his feet (JP Finlay on Twitter)
Nerdy Football Analysis: The IR designation means that Samuel will miss at least the first three games of the season. He’s battled a groin injury since early this summer and hasn’t been right since. In his place, Dyami Brown and Adam Humphries out of the slot will see increased snaps.