Dwayne Washington
Dwayne Washington
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Washington was once an intriguing prospect coming out of the University of Washington as a 6-foot-2, 226-pound strider who boasted a 4.44-second 40 time. However, the plus-size running back strangely lacks the kind of power you'd expect from someone of his stature and hasn't been able to stay healthy at the professional level. On top of that, the Lions are entering the 2018 season with more talent at running back than they've had in years, making Washington no lock to stick around for another season on the 53-man roster. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Lions in September of 2018.
Heading to New Orleans
RBFree Agent
September 3, 2018
Washington has signed with the Saints' practice squad, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Washington was the odd man out of a crowded backfield in Detroit, even after racking up 110 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown on 26 touches in Thursday's preseason finale. He'll now join the Saints' practice squad, where he'll compete for a spot on the active roster.
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Depth Chart Status
Dwayne Washington is not listed on the Free Agent depth Chart.
Snap Counts
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
230
62
2017
50
70
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   223 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.45 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.22 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.85 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Hand Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   38 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   127 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   21 reps
GOOD
Free Agent Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Washington is a large tailback with good receiving skills that the Lions drafted in the seventh round last year. When starting running back Ameer Abdullah went down with a season-ending foot injury in Week 2, he was given the first crack at taking over early-down carries. However, the spotlight ultimately proved much too bright for Washington, whose erratic play and inability to stay healthy caused him to ultimately fall out of the coaching staff's favor by season's end. Now Washington likely enters the 2017 campaign as the No. 4 option behind Abdullah, Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner, needing at least an injury or two to get back in the fantasy picture.
Before landing in Detroit as a seventh-round draft pick, Dwayne Washington was a star high school wideout with size who proceeded to make a name for himself as a home-run threat out of the backfield at, fittingly, the University of Washington. He put the ball on the turf 10 times across 227 career carries as a Huskie, however, but displayed an elite athletic profile at his Pro Day. Washington will likely need to beat out Zach Zenner and George Winn for what will likely be one roster spot, but even in the event he cracks the final 53-man roster, playing time may be hard to come by for Detroit’s new plus-size toy.
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Cut by Lions
RBFree Agent
September 1, 2018
The Lions waived Washington on Saturday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Produces in preseason finale
RBDetroit Lions
August 31, 2018
Washington gained 67 yards and one touchdown over 20 carries during Thursday's preseason finale against the Browns. He also secured six of seven targets for 43 receiving yards.
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No action Friday
RBDetroit Lions
Undisclosed
August 27, 2018
Washington (undisclosed) did not appear in Friday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.
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Doesn't practice Thursday
RBDetroit Lions
Undisclosed
August 16, 2018
Washington (undisclosed) wasn't present for the Lions' walkthrough Thursday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
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Clawing for roster spot
RBDetroit Lions
July 11, 2018
Washington is expected to compete with Ameer Abdullah and Zach Zenner for the Lions' No. 4 running back job during training camp, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official website reports.
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