Titans running back Leon Washington made an impact Week 16 against the Jaguars.
Washington wasn't a huge factor in the running the game, gaining 11 yards on four carries. He excelled in the passing game, however. Washington hauled in seven catches, gaining 62 yards. He finished second on the team in receiving for the game. Washington was the only player on the team to score, pulling down an 8 yard touchdown pass on the team's first drive.
He'll look for more Week 17 against the Colts.
Several Titans contributed offensively Week 13 at Houston. Among them, wideout Derek Hagan caught two passes for 39 yards and running back Leon Washington had an 8-yard grab. Running back Shonn Greene carried twice for no gain.
They'll all face the Giants in Week 14.
Titans running backs Dexter McCluster (concussion) and Leon Washington (hamstring) are active for the game at Houston after being listed on the injury report. Tennessee also will have safety Michael Griffin (shoulder), right tackle Michael Oher (toe) and cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (back) available.
Eight Titans have landed on their injury report for the Sunday game in Houston, but only linebacker Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring) has been ruled out. The others are at least questionable.
Placed in that category are safety Michael Griffin (shoulder), defensive back Marqueston Huff (hamstring) and tackles Taylor Lewan (ankle) and Michael Oher (toe). Neither tackle has practiced this week.
The probables are running backs Dexter McCluster (concussion) and Leon Washington (hamstring), as well as cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (back).
Titans running back Dexter McCluster, who was questionable with a knee injury, is active for Monday's game against the Steelers. Also suiting up are running back Leon Washington (hamstring), cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (back) and nose tackle Sammie Lee Hill (hamstring).
The Titans have listed five players on its final injury report for Monday night's game against the Steelers. All five players have been ruled questionable for Week 11. Those five players include: Nose tackle Sammie Lee Hill (hamstring), running back Dexter McCluster (knee), tight end Delanie Walker (concussion), running back Leon Washington (hamstring) and cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (back).
The Titans announced Dexter McCluster, Sammie Lee Hill, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, and Leon Washington were limited during Thursday’s practice.
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said running back Leon Washington will continue handling most third downs, while rookie Bishop Sankey will keep playing on first and second down, reports ESPN.com.
"I think Bishop will still get a chance to catch passes and protect on first and second down, as well as he did in the red zone, which got us down to the 2-yard line," Whisenhunt said."But one of the things you try to be consistent with is the protection and working together on things on third down. Leon's gotten most of those reps and has done a very good job of understanding it. Because a lot of times when you play a team that is giving you a bunch of different blitzes, like that team would, having a guy that understands that and can do it is important.
"Now Bishop's got to be prepared, because obviously with an injury he goes in there. He does work at it. But you also don't want to give Bishop every snap."
According to the website, Washington has played 75 of the team's 107 third downs. Dexter McCluster has played 22, Sankey six, Shonn Greene three and Jackie Battle three.
Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey got most of the team's carries during a 21-7 loss Week 10 at Baltimore. Sankey led the rushing attack with 58 yards on 17 carries.
Sankey did most of his damage before halftime, totaling 43 rushing yards on 11 carries in the first half. He finished with three catches for 19 yards.
Veteran running back Shonn Greene was second on the team with 5 rushing yards on three carries. Greene had a good chance to tally a rushing touchdown Sunday, however, he lost a fumble at the goal line on the team's opening drive in the first quarter.
Running back Leon Washington was the only Titans' player to score a touchdown Sunday. It came on a 3-yard shovel pass with 20 seconds left in the first quarter. It was his first offensive touchdown since 2012 and first receiving touchdown since 2008. Washington had one carry for 3 yards and two catches for 12 yards.
The Titans are back in action Week 11 vs. Pittsburgh.
Wide receiver Nate Washington led a group of minor contributors for the Titans against Cleveland on Sunday with four catches for 57 yards. He was targeted seven times.
Also pitching in were tight end Chase Coffman with two receptions for 18 yards and running back Leon Washington with a snag for seven yards. Running back Bishop Sankey added 27 yards on eight carries while wideout Dexter McCluster had 10 yards on three carries and caught a pass.
The running back situation for the Titans remains a guessing game, as head coach Ken Whisenhunt continues to split the workload among four running backs.
Dexter McCluster dominated the backfield timeshare through two weeks, playing 52 offensive snaps to Shonn Greene's 40. However, Greene currently leads the team in rushing with 111 yards on 20 carries. McCluster has 59 yards through the ground on 13 carries, with two catches on three targets.
Bishop Sankey has only played 14 snaps this season, 10 of which came in Week 1. He has eight carries for 28 yards, which ranks third among his running mates. Although Leon Washington has played 22 snaps, he's gotten only four touches. Washington has two carries for 23 yards through two weeks.
The Titans used four different running backs -- Shonn Greene, Dexter McCluster, Bishop Sankey and Leon Washington -- during a Week 1 win at Kansas City, with Greene leading the way with 71 rushing yards on 15 carries.
Though, the pecking order at running back appears to be a flexible situation heading into Week 2 against the Cowboys.
"We're going to have different personnel in and out and I think that's what's going to make this group special," McCluster said, per ESPN. "As far as me, we really don't have a set amount of carries, plays or touches. It's just kind of all how the game unfolds. It's how the game comes. With us really not knowing who's going to get in next, it keeps the defense in a frenzy, too."
Sankey didn't get his first carry until the third quarter Sunday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said that wasn't the plan regarding the rookie running back.
"It just evolves," Whisenhunt said. "He could be in the first snap this week. It really depends on the plan and what we are doing. The thing that is important to me, it’s what he did when he went in it was how he played. I thought he did a nice job."
The Titans' official website expects coach Ken Whisenhunt to continue splitting the workload among four running backs. In the Week 1 win at Kansas City, Shonn Greene got 15 carries, Dexter McCluster nine, Bishop Sankey six and Leon Washington two.
"The number of carries will vary per week depending on the situation of the game, but it is clear that all four guys will be a part of the Titans' game plan on a weekly basis," the website said.
Shonn Greene is the Titans' starting running back, according to the team's first depth chart. He's followed by Dexter McCluster, rookie Bishop Sankey and Leon Washington.
The depth chart contradicts the conventional wisdom that Sankey, the first back drafted, will end up leading Tennessee in carries.
With the release of running back Chris Johnson, the Titans plan a committee approach in 2014, reports The Tennessean. Shonn Greene is "likely to see a big boost in his responsibilities," the report said. "Greene isn't a breakaway threat, but he's proven he can be a workhorse."
Dexter McCluster is expected to get more touches at running back after getting 20 combined carries the past two years in Kansas City. He'll be the primary receiving threat out of the backfield. Jackie Battle is a 6-2, 240-pounder who's see most of his snaps in short-yardage or goal-line situations, the paper said.
The Titans also have Leon Washington and likely will draft a running back, perhaps Auburn's Tre Mason, Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey or Washington's Bishop Sankey, the report said.
The Titans will bring back return man Leon Washington in 2014, reports the Tennessean.
Several Titans listed on the injury report are active for their game vs. Arizona, including linebacker Akeem Ayers and cornerback Alterraun Verner, who were questionable with groin injuries.
Defensive end Karl Klug (back), guard Andy Levitre (hip), center Brian Schwenke (ankle), offensive tackle David Stewart (shoulder) and running back Leon Washington (ankle) all will play after being listed as probable.
Six Titans have been deemed probable for the game Sunday against Arizona, including tight end Delanie Walker, who missed the Week 14 game with a concussion.
The other probables are defensive tackle Karl Klug (back), guard Andy Levitre (hip), wideout Leon Washington (ankle), center Brian Schwenke (ankle) and tackle David Stewart (shoulder).
The Titans announced a few roster moves Tuesday. They announced the signing of Leon Washington, while waiving wide receiver Devon Wylie and center Kevin Matthews.
The Titans are planning to sign free agent running back Leon Washington, reports The Tennessean. Washington was released by the Patriots over the weekend.