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Nate Washington | Wide Receiver

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 183
College: Tiffin
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Nate Washington caught 1-of-4 targets for 20 yards in the Titans' Week 4 loss to the Colts.
Washington dropped an 18-yard touchdown before Delanie Walker ended up scoring a couple plays later. Washington is the clear No. 4 or 5 option in a terrible passing attack. He's on pace to catch just 24 passes for 320 yards and zero scores this season. Clearly, Washington is waiver wire fodder. Sep 28 - 5:30 PM

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Nate Washington didn't catch a pass in the Titans' Week 3 loss.

Washington was targeted three times on the afternoon. This comes a week after catching just 1-of-6 targets. Jake Locker's accuracy is way off, but Washington is also a 31-year-old receiver. He's well off the fantasy radar.
Sep 21 - 6:05 PM

Nate Washington caught 1-of-6 targets for one yard in Tennessee's Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

That's as brutal of a stat-line as you will ever see for a receiver. Jake Locker was embarrassingly focused on his veteran wideout before shifting gears to the more explosive Justin Hunter in the second half. The Titans have to decrease Washington's role and increase Hunter's if they want their offense to be at its most effective.
Sep 14 - 5:58 PM

Nate Washington secured 4-of-6 targets for 59 yards in the Titans' Week 1 win over Kansas City.

He finished third on the team in targets, behind Justin Hunter (8) and Kendall Wright (7). Washington is a staple in Tennessee's three-wide sets, but has never been more than a replacement-level fantasy option. Now in his age-31 season, we don't see that changing. Washington is a fantasy WR5/6.
Sep 7 - 5:43 PM

Nate Washington caught three passes for 94 yards with a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

Rumored as a potential cap casualty since last season ended, Washington just won't go away. He continues to start and run with Kendall Wright in all two-wide sets, relegating Justin Hunter to three-wide formations only. Still, don't expect Washington to catch too many 63-yard touchdown bombs this season even if he can continue to hold off Hunter. Last year's 58-919-3 line is the ceiling.
Aug 23 - 10:38 PM

The Nashville Tennessean is still penciling Nate Washington in as the Titans' No. 3 receiver.

Following last season, there was a lot of speculation that the 31-year-old (in August) Washington and his $4.8 million salary would be released. Now it looks like he's going to stick as an expensive third receiver behind talented youngsters Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter. With his snap count slashed, Washington will be a poor bet to reach last year's 58-919-3 line.
Jul 17 - 8:11 AM

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

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.
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.
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

Depth Charts

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QB1Jake Locker
2Charlie Whitehurst
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3Dexter McCluster
4Leon Washington
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2Bishop Sankey
FB1Jackie Battle
WR11Kendall Wright
2Derek Hagan
WR21Nate Washington
2Justin Hunter
3Kris Durham
WR31Justin Hunter
TE1Delanie Walker
2Craig Stevens
3Taylor Thompson
4Chase Coffman
K1Ryan Succop