Washington signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Lions on Thursday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. Washington, formerly of the Bears, will provide the Lions with depth at defensive end. While he's had immense trouble staying healthy throughout his professional career, the Georgia product has flashed as a pass rusher when healthy.
Washington (back) is active for Saturday's game against the Redskins. The fourth-year lineman has enjoyed an increased role in the Bears' defense, playing a career-high 335 snaps. He had been hindered by a back injury during the week, but it won't stop him from suiting up for Saturday's contest.
Washington (knee) is listed as questionable on the Bears' injury report for Sunday's tilt with the Texans. Washington sustained the injury in the team's preseason finale. He spent the week practicing in a limited role. He projects to backup Akiem Hicks, and provide defensive line depth if he can take the field Sunday.
Washington (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Washington left Thursday's preseason game against the Browns just after returning from a quad injury. The reserve defensive end will likely be questionable throughout the rest of the week.
Washington was forced to exit Thursday's game against the Browns due to a knee injury, his return is questionable. Washington's injury was not specified beyond being a knee issue, so the severity is unknown at this point. He recently dealt with a quadriceps injury and the collective injuries make it likely the team sits him down for the remainder of the game, despite the questionable designation.