Indianapolis Colts Sign Former 2nd Round Wide Receiver

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The Indianapolis Colts have signed wide receiver James Washington.

The team had a need at the position after Ashton Dulin was injured.

The Indianapolis Colts suffered a notable injury at wide receiver yesterday.

Ashton Dulin suffered a season-ending ACL injury at practice.

Dulin had worked his way into the team’s rotation at the position over the past couple of years after being signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent back in 2019.

It was a bit of a blow to the team’s depth at the position, but it looks like they have already found a notable player to join their wide receiver room following the injury.

Today, the Indianapolis Colts announced that they had signed former 2nd round wide receiver James Washington.

Washington found himself in an interesting situation as he entered the league. After he was selected near the end of the 2nd round by the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Steelers then went and drafted his college QB in the 3rd round as a potential future replacement for Ben Roethlisberger.

In his second season in the league, Washington ended up getting to play alongside Mason Rudolph for much of the season as Rudolph started 8 games while Roethlisberger was injured.

That ended up being the best season of Washington’s career.

Washington had 44 catches for 735 yards during that season.

He saw his numbers drop each of the next two seasons and he ended up leaving the Steelers in free agency after 4 years with the team.

He then signed with a Dallas Cowboys squad that needed some reinforcements at receiver as they had traded Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup was recovering from a knee injury.

Unfortunately, Washington never really got the chance to establish himself in Dallas. He injured his foot during the preseason and missed most of the season.

The Cowboys released him near the end of the season and he has bounced around a few times since.

He signed with the Giants for 10 days in January. Then he headed to the Saints for a few months.

Now he’ll try to get his career back on track with the Indianapolis Colts.