Washington (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's contest at New Orleans, Mike Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Washington's stretch of DNPs will extend to four games as he recovers from a quadriceps injury. Behind the Lions' running back duo of Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner may continue to pick up some short-yardage reps until Washington is ready to return.
Washington (quad) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Washington logged a third consecutive limited practice Friday, leaving his status in legitimate question ahead of Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. He hasn't played since Week 2 and will merely serve as the No. 3 running back if he return for Sunday's game. His role could include some or most of the carries in short-yardage and goal-line spots.
Washington (quadriceps) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice.
With two limited practices in a row, Washington seems to be trending in the right direction for Sunday's game against the Saints. Even if he enters the weekend without an injury designation, it isn't clear if he'll immediately recapture duties as the Lions' No. 3 running back, a role which would afford him some short-yardage work. Zach Zenner has filled in in that capacity the last three weeks, recording 16 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.
Washington (quad) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
This marks Washington's first practice participation of any kind since he injured his quad in a Week 2 win over the Giants. His return wouldn't have much impact on the Detroit offense, considering Washington and Zach Zenner have combined for 18 carries (nine apiece) and zero targets this season. Zenner did vulture a one-yard touchdown from Ameer Abdullah in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Panthers, so Washington could handle goal-line/short-yardage work once he returns.
Washington (quad) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Carolina.
Washington's absence for a third straight week isn't a big issue for the Lions now that it's clear Ameer Abdullah (ankle) doesn't have a serious injury. Zach Zenner filled in for Washington the past two weeks, taking six carries for five yards as a short-yardage specialist.
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/6/17||@ GB||8:30 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|