New Orleans Saints Sign Longtime Steelers Wide Receiver

The New Orleans Saints have recently signed wide receiver James Washington, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys, to a one-year contract.

Washington, a second-round draft pick in 2018 out of Oklahoma State, showcased his abilities during his second season with the Steelers in 2019, recording 735 receiving yards.

However, his performance has declined in subsequent seasons, with each year seeing him finish below 400 yards.

This past season, the 27-year-old faced a foot injury during the preseason, which severely limited his playing time. He managed to return for just two games with the Cowboys but failed to record any catches.

With his move to the New Orleans Saints, Washington's role is expected to primarily be added depth, potentially serving as a deep threat option. The Saints' wide receiver group includes players like Chris Olave, Rashid Shaheed, A.T. Perry, and Tre'Quan Smith.

While Washington may not hold significant snaps initially, there is potential for increased action if Michael Thomas, the Saints' top receiver, encounters another injury.

The hope is that Washington can recapture his previous form and contribute to the team's success.

It's a low-risk, high-reward move by the Saints.

In total, with the Steelers, Washington amassed 1,629 receiving yards on 114 catches and 11 touchdowns.

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