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Terry McLaurin ruled out vs. Cowboys, concussion

Rookie receiver Terry McLaurin will miss the season finale with a concussion.

Washington Redskins wide receiver Steven Sims is congratulated by wide receiver Terry McLaurin after scoring a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half at FedExField Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Washington receiver Terry McLaurin will miss the finale of his rookie season due to a concussion. The team went ahead and ruled him out on Friday before their matchup in Dallas with the Cowboys. McLaurin’s targets should funnel toward fellow rookie Kelvin Harmon but Steven Sims Jr. will also get a bump.

McLaurin’s absence will hurt Washington’s chances against the Cowboys in a game Dallas needs to win for any chance to make the playoffs. Dwayne Haskins is also out for Washington, giving them a spare offensive unit which will likely lean on Adrian Peterson and short passes to Sims, who both have daily fantasy appeal this week.

McLaurin’s rookie season was a success and likely the best thing to come out of the 2019 season for Washington. He showed great route running, hands, and after the catch ability as he ended up catching 58 passes for 919 yards and seven touchdowns. He may not win Rookie of the Year honors but he is firmly in the running.