Jan 16, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington (13) returns to the sidelines after scoring against the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC Wild Card playoff football game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Giants sign WR James Washington to practice squad

The New York Giants signed wide receiver James Washington to the practice squad ahead of Sunday’s wild-card game against the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced Wednesday.

Washington, 26, worked out for the team Tuesday, a week after being released by the Dallas Cowboys.

He signed a one-year, $1.035 million deal with the Cowboys in March but spent most of the 2022 regular season recovering from a preseason foot injury. He played in only two games and did not catch a pass.

Washington was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers out of Oklahoma State in the second round (60th overall) in 2018. In four seasons with the Steelers, he caught 114 passes for 1,629 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The Giants also signed guard Solomon Kindley to a reserve/future contract. The 6-foot-4, 335-pound offensive lineman was a fourth-round pick by Miami in 2020. He started 15 games across two seasons with the Dolphins, making appearances in 29 total games.

–Field Level Media

Jul 27, 2022; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver James Washington (83) carries the ball during training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cowboys to activate WR James Washington from IR

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver James Washington will be activated from injured reserve and is expected to play in Sunday’s home game against the Houston Texans, NFL Network reported Saturday.

Washington has been sidelined since Aug. 1 with a broken right foot. He had surgery to repair his fractured fifth metatarsal after getting hurt in training camp at Oxnard, Calif., jumping for a deep ball in the end zone against cornerback Trevon Diggs.

“Based off of Wednesday and Thursday’s work, I think he’s ready to go,” Dallas coach Mike McCarthy said of Washington on Friday.

Washington, 26, signed a one-year deal worth $1.19 million with the Cowboys in March.

He has 114 catches for 1,629 yards and 11 touchdowns in 60 career games (25 starts) with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who selected him in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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Jul 27, 2022; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver James Washington (83) carries the ball during training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys WR James Washington begins 21-day practice window

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver James Washington can return to practice and is eligible to be activated for the first time since signing a one-year deal in March.

Washington has been out since Aug. 1 with a broken right foot and originally was projected to miss 6-to-10 weeks, not 16 weeks.

Washington had surgery to repair his fractured fifth metatarsal and was hurt in training camp at Oxnard, Calif., jumping for a deep ball in the end zone against cornerback Trevon Diggs.

Washington, 26, signed a one-year deal worth $1.19 million with the Cowboys in March.

He has 114 catches for 1,629 yards and 11 touchdowns in 60 career games (25 starts) with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who selected him in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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Jul 27, 2022; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver James Washington (83) carries the ball during training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys WR James Washington carted off practice field

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver James Washington was carted off the field during practice Monday after suffering an apparent right leg injury.

Washington came up limping after jumping for a deep ball in the end zone against cornerback Trevon Diggs. Washington, favoring his right leg, would eventually be carted off. The pass fell incomplete.

Washington, 26, signed a one-year deal worth $1.19 million with the Cowboys in March.

He has 114 catches for 1,629 yards and 11 touchdowns in 60 career games (25 starts) with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who drafted him in the second round of the 2018 draft.

–Field Level Media

Dec 13, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington (13) warms up prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Steelers WR James Washington seeking trade

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington reportedly is seeking a trade.

A source told ESPN on Friday that the former second-round draft pick is unhappy with his limited playing time in 2020 and so far in the preseason.

Washington, 25, was targeted twice and did not catch a pass during Thursday night’s 16-3 win against the Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame Game.

He caught 30 of his 56 targets for 392 yards and five touchdowns in 16 games (seven starts) in the 2020 season. He finished fifth on the team in targets, fifth in receiving yards and sixth in catches.

Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Washington has 90 receptions for 1,344 yards and nine scores since the Steelers selected him with the 60th overall pick in 2018.

–Field Level Media