Washington signed his exclusive-rights tender with the Lions on Saturday. Washington played strictly on special teams last season, and he's expected to work in a similar role in 2019.
Washington was tendered a contract by the Lions on Wednesday. Washington played a major special-teams role for the Lions in 2018 but missed the final three games with a hamstring injury. The Fresno State product -- who turns 26 years old later this month -- was an exclusive-rights free agent.
Washington (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Washington suffered the injury Week 14 against the Cardinals and has yet to return to practice. The 25-year-old has not played a defensive snap this season, but the Lions should feel his absence on special teams.
Washington (hamstring) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Bills, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Washington has suited up for 29 straight games dating back to the beginning of the 2017 season, but the streak will end this week. His absence will be felt on special teams, as he hasn't played a snap on defense this year.
Washington (hamstring) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports. It didn't take long for the Lions to downgrade Washington. He'll try to heal in time to take on Buffalo in Week 15.