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Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak ended speculation the team would trade or release WR Nate Washington when he called him 'our leader' in a recent press conference. "He is our leader. We know how thin that position can get real quickly, and we have a good group to watch," Munchak said. "Nate is very much in our plans."
Titans coach Mike Munchak declared Nate Washington as "our leader" among the team's receivers thanks to his experience, ending speculation the team would try to trade him or release him. "He is our leader. We know how thin that position can get real quickly, and we have a good group to watch," Munchak said. "Nate is very much in our plans."
Analysis: Washington is due to make $4.2 million this year and $4.8 million in 2014, and for the production he's given other than his 2011 campaign where he was pressed into the No. 1 role, the money doesn't match. He's basically going to be a consideration off waivers as a one-week replacement for Fantasy owners since he's unlikely to earn a top-shelf role at this stage in his career.
Washington was spectacular during Titans OTAs, the Tennessean reports.
Spin: Earlier this offseason, it was common knowledge that Washington was available via trade, but the Titans nonetheless did not actively shop him. Perhaps the chit-chat forced Washington to work himself into the best shape of his career, but he stood out among a cadre of young receivers, including Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright (back), recent draftee Justin Hunter (hamstring), and Damian Williams. In his four years with Tennessee, Washington has totaled no less than 42 receptions, 569 yards, or four touchdowns, output that the durable wideout will no doubt surpass, barring injury of course.