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Nate Washington could miss "several" games

The Titans signed former Steeler Nate Washington with the idea that he could step into their starting lineup, beginning with a Week One game against his former team.

That plan may be have to be scuttled after Washington’s recent hamstring injury.  The Titans have been tight-lipped, but Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean writes that “while [Washington's] injury isn’t the season-ending variety, it’s probably
unrealistic to think he’ll play against the Steelers.” 

Wyatt wouldn’t be surprised if Washington is out for “several” games, which makes it sounds like the receiver has more than your usual hamstring strain.

Washington’s absence highlights a lack of depth in Tennessee’s wideout group.  Rookie Kenny Britt will be asked to take on a starting role, and the bench behind him is rather uninspiring. 

Maybe the team can line up Alge Crumpler out wide.  Very wide.

It’s more likely that Tennessee will look hard at players cut by other teams before the season starts, or investigate what’s available on the trade market.

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14 Responses to “Nate Washington could miss "several" games”
  1. Zox says: Aug 27, 2009 4:07 PM

    Now if this team doesnt look at Matt Jones, then there is definitely collusion.

  2. jonz76 says: Aug 27, 2009 4:17 PM

    I hear that Glenn Holt is available.

  3. Champ Kind with Sports says: Aug 27, 2009 4:24 PM

    Damn, he was going to be a late round steal. Maybe Kenny Britt will be now…

  4. GZ says: Aug 27, 2009 4:31 PM

    If we’re already discussing former division rivals, they might as well take a gander at Marvin Harrison…

  5. Moulds80 says: Aug 27, 2009 4:44 PM

    There are better players than Matt Jones available. This is what the Titans get for overpaying a WR3 to be a WR1.

  6. idio says: Aug 27, 2009 4:48 PM

    Ouch. That Kenny Britt injury is hurting more and more every day.

  7. Frank Burns says: Aug 27, 2009 5:02 PM

    Here we go again — first Yancey Thigpen, now Nate. Wide receiver leaves the Steelers successful, ends up in Tennesse doing nothing but hanging out in the whirlpool before fading away into the sunset.
    You leave the Steelers, you pay the price. Later, Nate. ‘Least you got the ring before you left.

  8. ZN0rseman says: Aug 27, 2009 5:14 PM

    The Titans would be crazy not to sign Matt Jones.

  9. steeltownpride says: Aug 27, 2009 5:58 PM

    Nate was wise to fake a hammie injury . He knew if he went up against the Steelers D they was going to knock him the FFFFFF out . He knew what Troy and Ryan are going to do to him .
    Everyone thought the Ravens/Steelers AFC championship game was violent . Wait till Tennessee comes Sept 10 .
    See you soon Tennessee … Kisses .

  10. titansfan615 says: Aug 27, 2009 6:16 PM

    Y’all might want to quit checking the Tennessean if you want a credible source. It is definitely not credible when Jim Wyatt says it. He is an idiot and doesn’t understand football at all.
    We aren’t going to look at Matt Jones(character issues nightmare this organization, along with guys with the last name of Jones and having character issues). Fisher has too much pride to go back on his word and sign Harrison. If we sign a receiver it will be a young guy who could help in practice. Nate won’t be out all season and Britt can hold his ground until then. We got some good young guys that can be a solid 3 if they play well while he is out. We are really high on Dominique Edison as well so he might be the 3rd receiver until Nate gets back.

  11. Honey Nut Florios says: Aug 27, 2009 6:23 PM

    Brandon. Marshall.

  12. Darth Ringo says: Aug 27, 2009 6:35 PM

    Nate has 2 rings

  13. CABroncoFan says: Aug 27, 2009 7:03 PM

    Matt Jones has been a bust from day 1. Let us remember he was a QB drafted in the 1st Round to play WR…reeeeeaaaach.
    He’s kinda like the first guy to take a Defense in your fantasy draft.
    Nate can be a serious player for the Titans…they have the big guys to grab everything over the middle. They never had anyone who could stretch the field.
    There are plenty of teams who would/should sell their souls for a WR this year.
    -Vikings – Duh, why haven’t they made a deal for Marshall yet?
    -Titans
    -Giants
    -Jets
    -Dolphins
    -Bears…they don’t have much soul left to sell
    -Ravens
    All teams who have a legit shot with a marquee WR.
    I want Marshall gone yesterday.

  14. kmkelley2 says: Aug 28, 2009 8:25 AM

    Since FatDale has decided to slim down (he’ll always be FatDale in my heart), Alge has decided to try to make the transition to offensive lineman. So since we can’t call him FatDale anymore, can we at least go with Alge Plumpler?

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