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Old 08-27-2009, 02:12 PM   #1189
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Nate Washington could miss "several" games

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 27, 2009 4:00 PM ET

The Titans signed former Steeler Nate Washington with the idea that he could step into their starting lineup, beginning with a Week One game against his former team.

That plan may be have to be scuttled after Washington's recent hamstring injury. The Titans have been tight-lipped, but Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean writes that "while [Washington's] injury isn't the season-ending variety, it's probably unrealistic to think he'll play against the Steelers."

Wyatt wouldn't be surprised if Washington is out for "several" games, which makes it sounds like the receiver has more than your usual hamstring strain.

Washington's absence highlights a lack of depth in Tennessee's wideout group. Rookie Kenny Britt will be asked to take on a starting role, and the bench behind him is rather uninspiring.

Maybe the team can line up Alge Crumpler out wide. Very wide.

It's more likely that Tennessee will look hard at players cut by other teams before the season starts, or investigate what's available on the trade market.
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