On Wednesday, Washington spoke to the media for the first time since then, and he wasn’t announcing whether he approached the workforce about a replace.
“That’s a interior most conversation,” Washington acknowledged, by ability of Brooke Pryor of ESPN. “As a ways as me being blissful in Pittsburgh, I beget it right here. Who wouldn’t be blissful taking part in football as their job? I advance to work each day with a smile on my face.”
Washington did admit he has approached coaches about being extra smitten by the offense.
“It’s been talked about,” he acknowledged.
Washington’s 486 offensive snaps, which modified into 44.2 p.c of the workforce’s offensive snaps, ranked fourth among receivers on the workforce final season. In 16 games, he made 30 catches for 392 yards and 5 touchdowns.
JuJu Smith-Schuster, Poke Claypool and Diontae Johnson doubtless remain sooner than Washington in alternatives this season barring damage. Nonetheless offensive coordinator Matt Canada has acknowledged he anticipates a “correct role” for Washington in the offense.
The Steelers made Washington a 2018 2d-spherical quite plenty of. He has 90 catches for 1,344 yards and 9 touchdowns in three seasons.