Washington is looking forward to playing for coach Ken Whisenhunt again. Washington, 30, was with the Steelers for two of Whisenhunt's three seasons as Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator.
“I think he loves me and I love that guy,” Washington told the paper. “But it's a business. Could he sit here today and tell you he's going to get rid of me? I'm pretty sure he couldn't. And I could never sit here and tell you that I'm gone.
“At the end of the day, I love coach Whisenhunt and I love the Titans. I feel the same amount of love coming back from the Titans and the city. So whatever (the future) brings, it brings. But I will guarantee that my preparation for the city and this season will be there.”
Griffin is owed $6.2 million in 2014, and Washington is scheduled to earn $4.8 million. Despite that, the report says both are expected back for next season.
Washington put the finishing touches on by far the second-best season of his career. His 58 receptions for 919 yards represent his best totals since 2011.
Washington has been excellent recently, but the Texans have done a pretty good job against wide receivers this season. Houston allows 18.8 Fantasy points per game to wide receivers, the ninth-lowest total in the league, and Washington was held to just 50 yards on three receptions in their last matchup.
Washington has an outside chance to reach 1,000 yards on the season, but would need to match his season-best game while sitting at 880 yards for the season. He remains more of a low-end Fantasy option for Week 17, despite his solid run.
He was the extent of the Titans' passing game on a day when quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for only 181 yards, contributing 117 of them on six catches, including a 30-yard touchdown that put the Titans ahead for good in the fourth quarter. His eight targets led the team, but only by one over tight end Delanie Walker, who had four catches for 35 yards, and wide receiver Kendall Wright, who had four catches for 22 yards.
The last time Washington had back-to-back 90-yard performances, he followed them up with three catches for 30 yards Week 5 against the Chiefs. He'll hope to avoid a similar fate Week 17 against the Texans.
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