The Commanders wide receiver and Giants cornerback Cor’Dale Flott are both out of the game for their roles in a fight that broke out near the stands.
Samuel came running to the aid of Sam Howell after his quarterback was hit late of bounds by Giants safety Xavier McKinney.
Left tackle Charles Leno Jr. and Samuel immediately raced to Howell’s defense and confront McKinney. As Leno and McKinney shoved each other just below the stands, Samuel and Flott started a shoving match that turned into punches.
Both players also made contact with the referee who attempted to break up the fight.
At the half, the Giants have a 14-9 lead over the Commanders at FedEx Field.
The play happened during a weird sequence in which Howell broke free, spun and appeared to barely cross the plane for the touchdown.
Referees didn’t immediately call for the score, however, so Howell and the Giants defenders continued as if the play was live. Howell raced for the pylon and was hit hard out of bounds by McKinney. It appeared as though Howell’s head whipped back onto the turf and he landed hard on his shoulder.
Injury update: QB Sam Howell was evaluated for a concussion and cleared to return