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Nate Washington | Wide Receiver

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 183
College: Tiffin
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The Nashville Tennessean considers Nate Washington's roster spot "safe" despite a $4.8 million base salary.
The Titans could wipe all of the $4.8 million off their cap by cutting 30-year-old Washington, but they're more likely to bring him back as a third receiver behind Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter. Washington is also insurance on at-times enigmatic sophomore Hunter. Titans wideouts project to disappoint in fantasy this season as the team moves away from ex-OC Dowell Loggains' spread offense, and toward new coach Ken Whisenhunt's run-first attack. Apr 6 - 3:42 PM

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Nate Washington admits he could be a salary-cap casualty.

The Nashville Tennessean has reported that Washington is likely safe, but cutting him would clear $4.8 million in cap space. "I think he loves me and I love that guy," Washington said of new coach Ken Whisenhunt. "But it's a business." Washington played for Whisenhunt as a rookie with the Steelers in 2006. The Titans could go forward with Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter as starters, but would be thin at wideout if they cut Washington loose.
Feb 27 - 3:43 PM

The Nashville Tennessean expects the Titans to retain Nate Washington for 2014.

Washington has a $4.8 million base salary entering his age-31 season, but the Titans are ostensibly not quite ready to hand No. 2 receiver duties to sophomore Justin Hunter. Ideally, Kendall Wright and Hunter would emerge as Tennessee's clear-cut top-two wideouts, with Washington taking a backseat. Washington would then become an awfully pricey insurance policy, however.
Feb 20 - 6:26 PM

Nate Washington caught two passes for 39 yards in Week 17 against the Texans.

Washington falls 81 yards short of his second career 1,000-yard season. The 30-year-old had three 100-yard games in 2013 and played well with both Jake Locker and Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. Washington is scheduled to earn $4.8 million in 2014, the final year of his deal. The Titans may ask him to take a pay cut or could even release him. If Washington does return to Tennessee, he should be a top-three receiver along with Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 07:51:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Nate Washington didn't say he would be opposed to taking a pay cut to return to the Titans but also didn't say he was open to one.

ESPN's Titans blogger Paul Kuharsky and Washington had a simple misunderstanding after Sunday's win over the Jaguars. The two were talking about Washington's $4.8 million salary for 2014, as well as the possibility of a youth movement at receiver in Tennessee. Washington approached Kuharsky on Tuesday and made it clear he's a team-first player. There's no doubt Washington, 30, can still play. He could be the Titans' No. 3 receiver next season.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 03:26:00 PM

Nate Washington is due a $4.8 million base salary in 2014.

Washington is finishing 2013 on a high note with back-to-back lines of 7-92 and 6-117-1, but this is a high price to pay for a wide receiver who turns 31 before next season and isn't a focal point of Tennessee's passing attack. The Titans need to get 2013 second-round pick Justin Hunter into the starting lineup. Washington said after Sunday's win that he's not amenable to a pay cut.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 01:10:00 PM

Nate Washington caught six passes for 117 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Jaguars.

Washington was the Titans' entire passing offense, finishing with 117 of Ryan Fitzpatrick's 181 yards. He had a team-high eight targets and scored on a 30-yard play-action pass on the opening play of the fourth quarter. It was just his first touchdown since Week 7. Washington will have a much tougher matchup when Tennessee takes on the Texans in their regular season finale.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:06:00 PM

Nate Washington dropped seven catches for 92 yards on the Cardinals in Sunday's Week 15 overtime loss.

Ryan Fitzpatrick dropped back to pass a whopping 61 times, completing 38 throws. So Washington had one of his best games of the season. He'll continue to be a WR4/5 when Tennessee visits Jacksonville in fantasy title week.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:18:00 PM

Nate Washington caught two passes for 24 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss at Denver.

Washington saw six targets, but Ryan Fitzpatrick predictably struggled against the Broncos aggressive defense. Washington also appeared to get dinged up late in the game, although no injury was immediately announced. With just 14 catches for 203 yards and no touchdowns over the last four weeks, he won't be a WR3 option against the Cardinals in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 08:12:00 PM

Nate Washington caught five balls for 81 yards in the Titans' Week 13 loss to the Colts.

Washington's big gain -- a 31-yarder -- came on a bomb down the right sideline off a play-action fake. Utilized inconsistently by OC Dowell Loggains, Washington would be a low-end WR3 at best in Week 14 against the Broncos.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 04:15:00 PM

Nate Washington caught five passes for 45 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win at Oakland.

Washington is slipping behind both Kendall Wright and Delanie Walker on Ryan Fitzpatrick's hit list. Over the last three weeks, Nate is averaging just 3.3 catches for 42.3 yards on just 4.6 targets per day. He's a WR5 heading into the Week 13 divisional matchup with the Colts.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 07:57:00 PM

Nate Washington caught two passes for 53 yards in Tennessee's Week 11 loss to the Colts.

It was a completely lost night before Ryan Fitzpatrick found Washington for a 42-yard strike with the Colts in prevent defense late in the fourth quarter. As it is, Washington now has just nine total catches over his past five games, and is barely on the WR5 radar.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 12:36:00 AM

Nate Washington caught three balls for 29 yards in Tennessee's Week 10 loss to Jacksonville.

It's fairly concerning that the Titans passed for 288 yards against the Jaguars and Washington was still so lightly involved. He's plummeted into WR5 territory in fantasy leagues, with Kendall Wright having clearly established himself as Tennessee's go-to-receiving option.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 05:25:00 PM

Nate Washington was held catch-less in Week 9 at St. Louis.

Washington dropped his lone target in Cortland Finnegan's coverage. The catch-less game snapped Washington's streak of 85 straight games with at least one reception. He's essentially had one productive game all year and isn't much of a fantasy option in Tennessee's low-percentage passing offense. The Titans square off with the Jaguars next.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 04:18:00 PM

Nate Washington caught three passes for 62 yards in Week 7 against the 49ers.

Washington was targeted ten times on the day, but Jake Locker was erratic in his return from a hip injury. Washington did make a highlight reel grab, though. He leaped over the top on Tramaine Brock to haul in a pass for a 42-yard gain. Washington didn't produce with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. His stats should get a nice boost with Locker back. The Titans are entering their bye week.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 08:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jake Locker
2Charlie Whitehurst
3Tyler Wilson
RB1Shonn Greene
2Dexter McCluster
3Jackie Battle
4Leon Washington
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Jackie Battle
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2Shonn Greene
FB1Collin Mooney
2Quinn Johnson
3Jason Schepler
WR11Kendall Wright
2Michael Preston
3Lamont Bryant
WR21Nate Washington
2Justin Hunter
3Marc Mariani
4Isaiah Williams
WR31Justin Hunter
TE1Delanie Walker
2Craig Stevens
3Taylor Thompson
4Adam Schiltz
K1Maikon Bonani