Terry McLaurin

Washington Redskins
Wide Receiver #83
Washington Redskins
Wide Receiver #83
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Terry McLaurin News

Closes out season strong

McLaurin brought in four of six targets for 93 yards in Washington's 22-7 win over the Giants on Sunday.

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 only factor seemingly putting a cap on him elevating to the elite tier of receivers in both a football and fantasy sense the spotty quarterback play he's endured thus far in his first three seasons.

Jan 9, 2022 3:16 PM EST


Volume returns

McLaurin recorded seven receptions on eight targets for 61 yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Eagles.

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.

Jan 2, 2022 5:46 PM EST



Held to 40 yards in loss

McLaurin caught three of six targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 56-14 loss to Dallas.

Analysis: McLaurin -- like many Washington position players -- fell victim to an one-sided affair with few scoring opportunities for one side of the coin. 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 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.

Dec 26, 2021 10:02 PM EST


Team-leading yardage in loss

McLaurin brought in two of four targets for 51 yards in Washington's 27-17 loss to the Eagles on Tuesday night.

Analysis: McLaurin's receiving yardage tally, modest as it was, paced Washington on the night, although nearly all of it came on a 46-yard grab. The speedster's fantasy outlook was naturally dampened by the fact the Football Team was forced to go with Garrett Gilbert at quarterback in the absence of both Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen due to COVID-19 protocols. McLaurin's 51 yards also represent his high-water mark over the last four games, sending him into a Week 16 road matchup against the Cowboys in a near-month-long funk.

Dec 21, 2021 8:27 PM EST


No injury designation

McLaurin (concussion) doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Tuesday's game against the Eagles.

Analysis: McLaurin fully participated in each of Washington's three practice sessions this week, and he'll be able to suit up against the Eagles on Tuesday. The 2019 third-rounder has been held in check across the last three games, as he's hauled in seven of 15 targets for 73 yards during that time.

Dec 20, 2021 11:59 AM EST



Practices fully again

McLaurin was a full participant in practice Sunday for the second day in a row, but Washington has yet to officially reveal whether he cleared the five-step concussion protocol, Pete Hailey of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Analysis: McLaurin may still need to pass the final step of the protocol -- gaining clearance from an independent neurologist -- before Washington confirms he'll be ready to play Tuesday against the Eagles, after the game was pushed back from Sunday due to the Football Team's COVID-19 outbreak. The consecutive full practices are a promising sign McLaurin will be good to go for the Week 15 contest, but his availability won't be known until Washington releases its final injury report later Sunday. If McLaurin suits up, he may be drawing targets from backup quarterback Kyle Allen (illness), who is likelier bet than normal starter Taylor Heinicke (illness) to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list before Tuesday. If neither Heinicke nor Allen is cleared, however, Washington would turn to practice-squad member Kyle Shurmur or the newly signed Garrett Gilbert to make a spot start at quarterback.

Dec 19, 2021 9:39 AM EST


Full practice Saturday

McLaurin practiced fully Saturday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: After suffering a concussion last Sunday against the Cowboys, McLaurin didn't practice Wednesday and then logged back-to-back limited sessions Thursday and Friday. By bumping up to all activity Saturday, he's reached the final stage on his quest through the protocol for head injuries. With two days to receive clearance from an independent neurologist, McLaurin has a decent shot to suit up Tuesday versus the Eagles. Who may be throwing him passes is up in the air, though, with both Taylor Heinicke (illness) and Kyle Allen (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list. If neither player is activated, McLaurin likely will be operating with Garrett Gilbert.

Dec 18, 2021 12:53 PM EST


Washington-Eagles moved to Tuesday

McLaurin (concussion) and Washington will no longer play the Eagles on Sunday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.

Analysis: Due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within Washington's organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, the Football Team will restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster. Assuming the game is held Tuesday as expected, McLaurin should be in good shape to play after he made notable progress in his recovery from the concussion by practicing in a limited capacity Thursday. Per Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post, head coach Ron Rivera said Friday that he's very optimistic McLaurin will exit the five-step concussion protocol before Tuesday's game, with the wideout's availability ultimately hinging on him getting clearance from an independent neurologist. Even if McLaurin suits up Tuesday, he may have to work with an unfamiliar quarterback, as the top two options on the depth chart -- starter Taylor Heinicke and top backup Kyle Allen -- tested positive for COVID-19 over the past few days, leaving the availability of both signal-callers in flux for Week 15.

Dec 17, 2021 1:45 PM EST


Expected to play

Coach Ron Rivera said Friday that he has a "very high" level of optimism that McLaurin will play in Sunday's game against the Eagles, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Postreports.

Analysis: J.D. McKissic (concussion), on the other hand, sounds truly questionable, while McLaurin apparently is on track to clear concussion protocol before Sunday's game. It'll be a less-than-ideal setup for receiving production, with Garrett Gilbert plucked off New England's practice squad for a potential Week 15 start after Washington QBs Taylor Heinicke and Garrett Gilbert were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Dec 17, 2021 10:23 AM EST


Bumps up to limited practice reps

Washington listed McLaurin (concussion) as a limited participant in Thursday's practice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: While the Washington roster continues to be ravaged by COVID-19-related absences, McLaurin's ability to upgrade from no participation in Wednesday's practice to limited activity Thursday qualifies as some rare good news. McLaurin will still need to receive clearance to take contact and will also need to get the green light from an independent neurologist in order to suit up Sunday in Philadelphia, but the wideout looks to be trending in a positive direction.

Dec 16, 2021 11:46 AM EST


Mixes into individual drills

McLaurin (concussion) took part in individual drills at Thursday's practice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: One day removed from working with team trainers on a side field, McLaurin appears to have cleared another hurdle in his quest through the protocol for head injuries. However, how much work he was able to handle won't be known until Washington posts its second Week 15 injury report later Thursday.

Dec 16, 2021 10:47 AM EST


Doesn't practice Wednesday

McLaurin (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: On a positive note, McLaurin worked on the side with team trainers just three days removed from entering the concussion protocol, according to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington. McLaurin will have two more opportunities to mix into drills this week, which he'll have to do in at least a limited capacity Thursday or Friday to give himself a chance to play Sunday at Philadelphia.

Dec 15, 2021 12:24 PM EST


Enters concussion protocol

Coach Ron Rivera said Monday that McLaurin has entered the concussion protocol, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Analysis: McLaurin was forced out of Sunday's loss to the Cowboys after he sustained a concussion in the third quarter, and he'll have several steps to clear if he hopes to play against the Eagles on Sunday. If he isn't cleared to play, DeAndre Carter, Adam Humphries and Curtis Samuel should see additional work.

Dec 13, 2021 10:10 AM EST


Not returning Sunday

McLaurin (concussion) won't return to Sunday's game versus the Cowboys.

Analysis: On a scramble drill in the third quarter, Taylor Heinicke unleashed a deep shot to McLaurin, who went up high in an attempt to corral the pass. McLaurin was upended by Dallas defenders in the process and landed on his back and right shoulder. After making his way to the blue sideline tent and eventually the locker room, he was diagnosed with a concussion. Now subject to the protocol for head injuries, McLaurin's situation will be one to monitor as Washington prepares for another NFC East matchup in Philadelphia next Sunday.

Dec 12, 2021 12:42 PM EST


Being monitored for head injury

McLaurin is under evaluation for a concussion during Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: McLaurin jumped up high for a deep ball from Taylor Heinicke in the third quarter and got upended in the process, landing hard on his back and right shoulder. While those issues aren't the cause of McLaurin's visit to the blue sideline tent and eventually the locker room, Washington is determining whether a head injury will end his day early. If so, he'll finish Week 14 with no catches on four targets.

Dec 12, 2021 12:13 PM EST


Quiet in Sunday's win

McLaurin caught three of five targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 17-15 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: The Washington passing game didn't have much success, particularly the wideouts -- tight end Logan Thomas (knee) led the team in receiving yards, while running back Antonio Gibson led in catches. The performance was the worst of the season for McLaurin, who will look to rebound in Week 14 against the Cowboys.

Dec 5, 2021 8:06 PM EST


Leads team in receiving

McLaurin caught four of seven targets for 51 yards in Monday night's 17-15 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: McLaurin led Washington in receiving yards but trailed Antonio Gibson in catches, with the tailback hauling in all seven of his looks. However, with a gain of 20 yards on his team's first offensive play of the second half, McLaurin still accounted for Washington's longest play of the night and helped set up a touchdown on that drive. He'll strive to keep the big plays coming in Week 13 versus the Raiders.

Nov 29, 2021 8:51 PM EST


Scores while topping century mark

McLaurin caught five of seven targets for 103 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 21-21 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: McLaurin was excellent, making a number of contested catches, including a 12-yard touchdown to tie the game just prior to halftime. With a long gain of 39 yards, McLaurin topped the 100-yard mark for the fourth time this season, with all five of his touchdowns coming on those occasions as well. Following Sunday's team-leading effort, McLaurin will now turn his attention toward Week 12's matchup versus the Seahawks.

Nov 21, 2021 1:35 PM EST


Full participant Thursday

McLaurin (shoulder) practiced fully Thursday, Matthew Paras of The Washington Times reports.

Analysis: McLaurin missed some game action this past Sunday against the Buccaneers with a collarbone injury, which lingered into Week 11 prep. After having his practice reps capped Wednesday, he managed to log all of them one day later, setting himself up to be available Sunday in Carolina. McLaurin will take on a Panthers defense that has allowed just 7.6 yards per target to wide receivers this season (ninth best in the NFL).

Nov 18, 2021 11:07 AM EST


Dealing with shoulder injury

McLaurin (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: McLaurin's practice reps previously were capped this season by lower-body injuries, but he's now tending to what the team considers a shoulder issue. It's no surprise after he left this past Sunday's win against the Buccaneers for a spell due to a collarbone injury. The fact McLaurin is fitting in reps is a good sign that he should be OK for game action, but his status nonetheless should be watched to ensure he's available Sunday in Carolina.

Nov 17, 2021 10:40 AM EST


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