The Washington Post

WRS are a handful

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Curtis Samuel did a whole lot more than score the first touchdown of the Commanders era, and though it wasn’t all good, Washington wouldn’t be 1-0 without him. After being limited to six catches in five games last season because of a groin injury, Samuel had five catches in the first quarter, including two that moved the chains on third down. Samuel, who lost a fumble before halftime, finished with eight catches for 55 yards and another 17 yards rushing.

Dotson, the 16th pick in this year’s draft, was tackled for a loss of 10 yards on his first career touch, a failed end-around that linebacker Josh Allen read perfectly. But the former Penn State star made his presence felt and took some of the pressure off Terry Mclaurin with a pair of touchdown grabs, including the diving game-winner. It was against the lowly Jaguars, but Washington showed it can win when Mclaurin, who was limited to one catch before his fourth-quarter touchdown, isn’t the main target.

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