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AFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
3-2-0 9-3-0
3-1-0 7-5-0
3-2-0 7-5-0
0-4-0 6-6-0

2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 5 41 8.2 0 10

Top Darnell Washington News

  • Steelers' Darnell Washington: Goes without target in Week 13

    Washington played 34 of the Steelers' 61 snaps on offense and went without a target in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Cardinals.

    Washington has played more than half of the Steelers' snaps on offense in three of the past four contests, but the big-bodied rookie out of Georgia been deployed mainly as a blocking tight end. He's drawn just seven targets over his 12 appearances on the season and will likely see limited involvement as a pass catcher down the stretch, especially now that Pat Freiermuth is back in the fold after a recent stint on injured reserve.

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  • Steelers' Darnell Washington: Tallies one catch Sunday

    Washington secured his lone target for eight yards during the Steelers' 13-10 loss to Cleveland on Sunday.

    Although Pat Freiermuth returned to action Sunday, Washington continued to see his fair share of playing time, as he was on the field for 47 percent of the Steelers' offensive snaps compared to Freiermuth's mark of 53 percent. However, neither tight end was able to generate much production in the low-scoring matchup. It wouldn't be surprising to see Freiermuth's snap count continue to rise as he regains his conditioning, so Washington's fantasy potential could diminish over the next few weeks.

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  • Steelers' Darnell Washington: Remains limited in Week 10

    Washington secured his lone target for six yards during the Steelers' 23-19 win over the Packers on Sunday.

    Washington's snap count matched that of fellow tight end Connor Heyward on Sunday, but the rookie third-rounder had minimal production once again. Washington hasn't had more than one reception in any of his appearances this season, and he'll likely have even less of a role in the team's offense once Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) returns, which could happen as early as Sunday against the Browns.

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  • Steelers' Darnell Washington: Minimal production in Week 9

    Washington secured his lone target for seven yards during the Steelers' 20-16 win over the Titans on Thursday.

    Although Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) remained on injured reserve in Week 9, Washington failed to generate much production in the Steelers' passing game. Although Connor Heyward was limited to just two receptions for 16 yards, he appears to have established himself as Pittsburgh's clear top tight end with Freiermuth unavailable.

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  • Steelers' Darnell Washington: No targets in Week 7

    Washington didn't receive any targets during the Steelers' 24-17 win over the Rams on Sunday.

    After Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve ahead of Week 7, it seemed likely that Washington would be in line for an increased workload. However, the rookie played just 53 percent of Pittsburgh's offensive snaps, while second-year tight end Connor Heyward was on the field for 86 percent. Washington should continue to see increased playing time while Freiermuth is sidelined, but as Sunday demonstrated, that role may not come with a significant uptick in targets.

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  • Steelers' Darnell Washington: Another large workload on tap

    Washington is in line for a bigger workload Sunday at the Rams with fellow tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) ruled out for the contest, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Washington started from Weeks 2-5, but his snap share didn't surpass 50 percent until the Steelers' last game before a Week 6 bye. In the team's Week 5 win over the Ravens, Freiermuth sat out due to a hamstring issue, and Washington earned 70 percent of the offensive plays. Despite being a regular in the offense all season, Washington doesn't have much to show for it (a 10-yard catch on three targets), while second-year TE Connor Heyward boasts a 5-42-0 line on 10 targets. It remains to be seen when Washington will become more involved in the passing game.

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  • Steelers' Darnell Washington: Targeted twice against Baltimore

    Washington failed to secure either of his two targets during the Steelers' 17-10 win over the Ravens on Sunday.

    Washington saw increased playing time Sunday with Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) sidelined, as he was on the field for 70 percent of the team's offensive snaps. However, the rookie third-rounder was targeted just twice and was unable to record a reception. The Steelers have a Week 6 bye before a meeting with the Rams on Sunday, Oct. 22, and Washington's role against L.A. will likely depend on whether Freiermuth is able to recover by then.

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  • Steelers' Darnell Washington: Could see more looks in Week 5

    Washington could be in store for a larger role Sunday against the Ravens, as fellow tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) has been ruled out.

    Freiermuth's absence could lead to larger roles for both Washington and Connor Heyward. Washington has been used primarily for blocking purposes through four games, as the 2023 third-round draft pick out of Georgia has just one catch in his young career.

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  • Steelers' Darnell Washington: Records first NFL catch

    Washington secured his lone target for 10 yards during the Steelers' 30-6 loss to Houston on Sunday.

    Washington dealt with a knee injury ahead of Sunday's Week 4 tilt, but he was able to suit up against the Texans and recorded a catch for the first time in his professional career. The rookie third-rounder drew praise during offseason activities but has had a minimal role in the passing game to begin the 2023 campaign. The Steelers' offense has struggled mightily to generate much production this year, but Washington could see a slight uptick in usage if Pat Freiermuth's upcoming imaging on his hamstring reveals an issue that will force him to miss time.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 265 lbs
Birthplace: Las Vegas, NV
Age: 22
School: Georgia
Experience: R