Washington releases promising receiver Kelvin Harmon due to 'very good' depth as Curtis Samuel activated

Geoff Burke-U.S.A. TODAY Sports

The Washington Football Team made rather of an unexpected choice on Sunday early morning, as the group revealed that it had actually launched pass receiver Kelvin Harmon. It was a matching relocation, as free-agent addition Curtis Samuel was likewise triggered from the PUPPY list and practiced on Sunday. Cornerback Chris Miller and running back Lamar Miller were likewise launched by Washington. 

Harmon was chosen by Washington in the 6th round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of North Carolina State. While he captured simply 30 passes for 365 backyards throughout his novice project, Harmon made a number of highlight-reel catches in the preseason and routine season that delighted fans. However, he tore his ACL in 2015 and missed out on the whole 2020 season. JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reported that Harmon had actually been getting nearly solely third-team operate in camp, and he captured one pass for 7 backyards in Washington’s very first preseason video game versus the New England Patriots on Thursday. 

Washington head coach Ron Rivera was asked if Harmon’s previous injury had anything to do with his release, however Rivera stated that they simply had excessive skill at the position. 

“It speaks to the depth of the room,” Rivera stated on Sunday. “It’s a very good room, and Kelvin is going to get opportunities. But we have a very good room right now and some of the decisions we made today were based on giving the guys an opportunity out there right now.”

Harmon will definitely not be the last receiver Washington is required to part methods with this offseason. What was as soon as viewed as a below average system now has a lot of skill, as Washington obtained Samuel and Adam Humphries in complimentary firm and likewise prepared Dyami Brown and Dax Milne this offseason. They signed up with a large getting corps which currently consisted of Terry McLaurin, Steven Sims Jr., Cam Sims, Antonio Gandy-Golden, Isaiah Wright, Tony Brown and DeAndre Carter.

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