The New Orleans Saints placed the cornerback on injured reserve on Thursday. The former Baltimore Raven suffered a serious hamstring injury early in camp after he signed with the Saints.
The 28-year-old Bayshore High product and former first round pick out of Nebraska figured to be competing for a backup role with the Saints.
His season is over unless the Saints agree to release him when he is healthy or agree to an injury settlement. Washington signed for a reported $2 million. There were reports he “popped” his hamstring, which is a lot more serious than a sprain and could take more than six months to heal.
Washington has had two surgeries in recent years; one for a torn ACL and another for a bulging disc in his neck.