Nate Washington WR TEN 8 Months

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.

Nate Washington WR TEN 8 Months

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. They 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.

Nate Washington WR TEN 9 Months

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.

Nate Washington WR TEN 9 Months

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.

Nate Washington WR TEN 9 Months

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.

Nate Washington WR TEN 10 Months

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.

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

Washington dropped his lone target in Cortland Finnegan's coverage. 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.

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Nate Washington was held to three catches for 30 yards in the Titans' Week 5 loss to Kansas City.

Washington's Weeks 3-4 production was a mirage. Although he is a fine real-life NFL player, Washington is a ninth-year veteran and highly unlikely to suddenly "break out" in a run-first offense. He will not be a recommended WR3 play when Tennessee takes on Seattle's shutdown secondary in Week 6.

Nate Washington WR TEN 11 Months4 Comments

Nate Washington caught four passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 4, 38-13 win over the Jets.

The Titans are now 3-1 and sit atop the AFC South along with the Colts. Washington was targeted eight times on the day. He caught a four-yard touchdown from Jake Locker in the second quarter, and then reeled in a 77-yard score from Ryan Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter after Locker left with a hip injury. On the long score, Washignton ran over the back judge on his way to the end zone. Through four games, Washington is on pace for 76 catches for 1,328 yards and eight touchdowns. All would be career-highs. If Locker is out for an extended period of time, Washington's value will take a hit with weak-armed Fitzpatrick. Washington has had a nice start to the season.

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Nate Washington caught three passes for 50 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to Houston.

Washington continues to operate as the No. 2 receiver in Tennessee opposite Kendall Wright and Kenny Britt, yet he's purely a field stretcher. Washington is nothing more than a WR5 in the Titans' run-first offense.