Despite speculation that the Tennessee Titans could either trade or release veteran WR Nate Washington, Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean writes that the team’s coaching staff still views him as important player this season.
HC Mike Munchak made it pretty clear that the Washington still has a role in their offense.
“He is our leader,” said Munchak. “We know how thin that position can get real quickly, and we have a good group to watch. Nate is very much in our plans.”
Tennessee used a first-round pick in 2012 on Kendall Wright and another second-round pick Justin Hunter this year. Kenny Britt is entering the final year of his contract, so it would make sense for the Titans to see if he’s capable of putting together a complete season before approaching him about an extension.
Washington, 29, is viewed an ideal role model due to his work ethic and overall commitment to the team, but it seems likely that he’ll have a limited role this season. Last year, he tallied 46 receptions for 746 yards receiving and four touchdowns.