Steelers Activate WR James Washington From COVID-19 List, Waive LB John Houston


The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Friday that they’ve activated WR James Washington off the reserve/COVID-19 list and waived LB John Houston.

James Washington

This leaves just two players remaining on the Steelers’ COVID-19 list:

  1. CB Justin Layne
  2. RB Jaylen Samuels

Washington, 24, was selected in the second round by the Steelers out of Oklahoma State in 2018. He’s entering the third year of his four-year, $4,501,346 contract that included a $1,353,704 signing bonus.

In 2019, Washington appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers and caught 44 passes for 735 yards and three touchdowns. 

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