Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin is active for Thursday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys after being previously listed as questionable with an ankle injury.
McLaurin was limited in Tuesday’s walkthrough. Washington did not have practice Wednesday, but estimated that McLaurin would have been a full participant — an indicator that he was on track to play.
In his second season, McLaurin has continued his ascent as one of the best young wideouts in the NFL. He ranks fourth in receiving yards with 871, 424 of which have come after the catch — best among wide receivers. Last month, Washington surprised McLaurin by naming him a team captain.
“He’s a tremendous young man who understands and gets things and does things the right way,” coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday. “That bodes well for us because he’s a heck of an example for all the young guys. We’ve got a good group of young guys that I like to sit there and point to and say: ‘You can learn from a guy like that.’ That’s what I try to get across to who they are and who they can become. I say: ‘You want to see something? Watch how he does things. Watch how he’s early. Watch how he’s out here doing those extra little somethings.’
“Quite honestly, I’ve seen the same Terry that I’ve seen since I’ve been here. That’s the right kind of young man.”
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