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Cornelius Washington | Defensive Lineman

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 265
College: Georgia
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WRDW-TV in Augusta (GA) reports Bears DE Cornelius Washington was arrested on Friday night for speeding and driving with a suspended license on Georgia Highway 80.
A Georgia alum, Washington was booked into McDuffie County jail following the incident. He was also arrested in 2011 for DUI and speeding, resulting in a two-game college suspension. A highly athletic "workout freak" who played sparingly as a rookie, Washington is entering his second NFL season behind Lamarr Houston and Jared Allen. Washington's 2014 defensive role is uncertain. Jun 23 - 3:24 PM

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Bears agreed to terms with No. 188 overall pick DE Cornelius Washington on a four-year contract.

Washington (6-foot-4, 265 pounds) lit up the Combine with a 4.55 40-yard dash and 1.60 ten-yard split, but a lack of college production sent him tumbling to the sixth round after he was mocked as high as the third. Washington will back up LE Corey Wootton at a rookie. He's a project.
Wed, May 1, 2013 06:08:00 PM

The Bears plan to use sixth-round pick Cornelius Washington at left defensive end, behind Corey Wootton.

Washington is talented enough to grow into a starting left defensive end down the road. GM Phil Emergy described Washington as a "guy (with) a tremendously explosive first step," who on tape was "close a lot but hasn't closed. We think that this is a player that's still got a lot of ceiling. He loves football." Emery suggested the Bears got a steal with Washington at the 188th overall pick.
Wed, May 1, 2013 01:44:00 PM

Bears selected Georgia DE Cornelius Washington with the No. 188 overall pick.

Washington (6-foot-4, 265) played out of position as a five-technique end in Georgia's 3-4 as a senior, which helped limit him to just 22 tackles -- three for a loss -- and a paltry half-sack across 14 games. He played linebacker in 2011 and posted five sacks. Washington has 34-inch arms and shredded the Combine with a 4.55 forty, 1.60 ten-yard split, 36 bench-press reps and a 39-inch vertical. Washington is a bit of a project, but offers big upside if his talent is harnessed. The Bears are loving test freaks in this draft.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 04:41:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports the Saints have "shown a lot of interest" in Georgia DE Cornelius Washington.

Washington lit up the Combine, but notched only half a sack last season. Rotoworld's day-two mock draft has Washington going to the Giants at No. 81. The Saints pick No. 75.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 02:20:00 PM

NFL Draft insider Tony Pauline reports the Jets are "very high on" Georgia DE Cornelius Washington.

Per Pauline, the Jets are expected to consider Washington on the draft's second day. Washington blew up the Combine with a 4.55 forty and 1.60 ten-yard split at 6-foot-4 and 265 pounds. Washington's production (0.5 sacks) was alarming as Georgia miscast him as a five-technique, 3-4 end, but he certainly is athletic enough to convert to base 4-3 defensive end or outside-rush linebacker.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 09:56:00 PM