In the offseason, the Tennessee Titans saw defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth exit to D.C. via free agency, signing a contract carrying more than $40 million in guaranteed money.
The Titans wisely (in our view) decided to spend their money in other ways, devoting a lot less than $40 million guaranteed to lure from the defending Super Bowl champions an underused receiver who has the speed to stretch the field.
But, alas, Nate Washington injured a hamstring in practice on Monday, and he might not be available when the Terrible Towel-hating Titans head to Pittsburgh for the first game of the 2009 season.
Per Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Washington won’t play in the final two preseason games. His status is up in the air for Week One.
“I’ll say it is not season-ending,” coach Jeff Fisher said, which isn’t saying much of anything since hamstring injuries suffered in August rarely are. “With the information I have right now I haven’t ruled him out for the opener. I don’t know.”
With Washington on the shelf and wideout Chris Davis cut by the team after being arrested for DUI last week, maybe the Titans will renew the dialogue with Marvin Harrison that Fisher denies ever occurred.