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RB Dwayne Washington - Detroit Lions

6-2, 226Born: 4-24-1994College: WashingtonDrafted: Round 7

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Washington suffered a concussion in Week 8.

He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Sun Nov 19): is out for this week's game.

General News (Fri Nov 17): is out for this week's game.

General News (Thu Nov 16): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Nov 15): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 11: at Chicago Bears

All RB vs CHI

FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Lions had a good showing on the ground last week as Ameer Abdullah rushed 11 times for 52 yards and a touchdown, including a 20-yard run in the first quarter followed by an 8-yard touchdown run in the second quarter that accounted for most of his productivity. Considering the fact that the Lions were not playing from behind and both Theo Riddick's and Dwayne Washington's snap percentages went down this week, Abdullah's usage was a big letdown after a season-high 21 carries the week prior against the Packers. Riddick saw four carries here and looked great as he busted one for 21 yards to finish with 35 yards overall. The Lions offensive line had been struggling this season, but they activated both Taylor Decker and Corey Robinson last week, both of whom had decent games. If T.J. Lang can return from the concussion protocol this week, this offensive line will be back to full strength. The Bears defense really struggled against a multitude of Packers runners last week as they allowed a combined 160 rushing yards on 37 attempts with the Packers leaning hard on their ground game to salt away the win. This was the biggest game an opposing rushing offense has had against the Bears this season as they looked sloppy with their tackling all day. Akiem Hicks looked great, but outside of that, the Bears front seven underwhelmed here. Their defensive line is a talented bunch, but the Bears linebackers are stretched thin due to injuries throughout the season. If the Lions actually trust their ground game here, they could put up some numbers--but much of that will also depend on the health of their offensive line if T.J. Lang can return.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 vs PIT 14 6 12 0 1 1 4 0 0 1.6
9 at GB 11 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
10 vs CLE 4 0 0 0 1 1 10 0 0 1
11 at CHI PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 0 * * * *
11 at CHI PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *
11 at CHI PROJ-Bloom * 3 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 8 vs PIT (6 / 12 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Dwayne Washington saw time spelling Ameer Abdullah in the regular offense, including working on third down in pass protection. However, his primary role in the offense was in the goal line package. Washington saw four carries inside the five-yard line, but managed only six yards on those carries and did not score. When healthy this season, Washington has been locked into the short yardage and goal line role in the offense.

2017 Week 2 vs NYG (3 / 9 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Dwayne Washington was limited on the game to only three carries for 9 yards. Washington did replace Ameer Abdullah in the red zone, where he saw two of his three carries. After badly misplaying a kickoff in week one, Washington was not used on kick returns. He was the clear third back in the backfield, and limited to short yardage and goal line situations.

2017 Week 1 vs ARI (6 / 22 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Dwayne Washington functioned as the goal line and short yardage back in replacing Ameer Abdullah. He converted a short third down with additional linemen in the formation, and ran through contact at the second level. Washington served as the kick returner but misplayed a short kick creating bad field position for the Lions. Assuming he continues in the kick returning role, Washington is locked into the short yardage and goal line role as Detroit's third running back ahead of Zach Zenner.


Latest News

Lions | Week 11 inactives for Lions (Sun Nov 19, 11:42 AM) - The Detroit Lions have declared OT Don Barclay, RB Dwayne Washington, OT Emmett Cleary, WR Jace Billingsley, LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, RB Tion Green, DL Ziggy Ansah inactive for Week 11.

Lions | Week 11 injury report for Detroit (Fri Nov 17, 03:49 PM) - Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (back) and RB Dwayne Washington (hip) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 11 against the Chicago Bears. S Don Carey (knee) and LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (ankle) have been limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable. OG T.J. Lang practice fully Friday, Nov. 17, for the third straight day and no longer appears on the injury report.

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Lions | Thursday practice report for Detroit (Thu Nov 16, 04:00 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Dwayne Washington (hip) and DE Ziggy Ansah (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 16. LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (ankle) and FS Don Carey (knee) were limited during practice. OG T.J. Lang (concussion) fully participated in practice.

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Lions | Detroit's injury report for Wednesday (Wed Nov 15, 04:19 PM) - Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (back) and RB Dwayne Washington (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 15. S Don Carey (knee) and LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (ankle) were limited, while OG T.J. Lang (concussion) participated fully.

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