WR James Washington Eyeing Comeback, Drawing Interest

After sitting out most of the past two seasons, veteran receiver James Washington is attempting a comeback. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Washington has received “multiple inquires” from NFL teams and could start auditioning for these squads soon.

The former second-round pick had an inconsistent role while playing on his rookie contract in Pittsburgh. He had a standout 2019 campaign when he hauled in 44 catches for 735 yards in 15 games (10 starts). Otherwise, he was limited to only 70 catches for 894 yards during his other three seasons with the Steelers (45 games). Washington also had some standout postseason performances, hauling in seven catches for 109 yards and one touchdown in two playoff appearances.

The injury issues started popping up after he signed with the Cowboys in 2022. He fractured a bone in his foot during that year’s training camp and only returned for a handful of snaps. After getting cut by Dallas towards the end of that season, Washington had brief practice squad or preseason stints with the Giants, Saints, and Colts. He was cut by Indy last August and didn’t join a roster for the entire 2023 campaign.

Washington has only seen the field for two games since the start of the 2022 campaign, and 2024 would represent his age-28 season. Still, Washington would provide a veteran voice to any receivers room, and the wideout would likely bring along some extra motivation as he looks to return from his injury woes.

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