Washington recorded 24 tackles, 2.5 sacks and three PBUs across 15 games in 2017.
Signed by Detroit in the offseason after spending his first four years with Chicago, Washington enjoyed a strong season in 2017 and easily turned in the most productive campaign of his career. He ultimately finished as a top-40 4-3 defensive end by Pro Football Focus, mostly due to his strong work as a pass rusher. He isn't in the IDP conversation quite yet, but that could change if the Lions are unable to re-sign starting defensive end Ezekiel Ansah this offseason.
Washington (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Washington was limited in practice throughout the week due to his injury but it isn't expected to slow him down much at all in Sunday's tilt. Expect him to see his usual role as a backup along the defensive line.
Washington sustained a shoulder injury in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Washington was designated questionable to return but never appeared to retake the field. The Lions' depth at defensive end is being tested with Ezekiel Ansah injuring his ankle Sunday, as well.
Washington recorded four tackles (three solo) and two sacks in Sunday's win against the Browns.
This kind of performance isn't typical of Washington, and most of it can be attributed to Ezekiel Ansah (back) sitting out Sunday. This is why he was able to log a season-high 48 defensive snaps, which led him to this uncharacteristic stat line. However, if Ansah remains out against the Bears in Week 11, Washington could once again be a cheap fantasy option with high upside.
Washington was absent from Wednesday's injury report.
Washington appears locked into a starting role entering Week 1 with Kerry Hyder (Achilles) done for the year. If his health cooperates (Washington's missed 33 of 64 career games), the Georgia product seems poised for an increase in statistical production after setting a career-high 20 tackles and two sacks with the Bears last season.