DeAndre Washington

Miami Dolphins
Running Back #33
Miami Dolphins
Running Back #33

DeAndre Washington News

Not suiting up in finale

Washington (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Analysis: Washington will be in street clothes for the second straight contest with all four of Miami's other running backs (Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed, Matt Breida and Patrick Laird) at full strength. After being acquired from the Chiefs in early November, Washington didn't make much of an impact in three games he played with the Dolphins this season, carrying 28 times for 86 yards (3.1 average) to go with four receptions for 28 yards on nine targets.

Jan 3, 2021 8:53 AM EST

Healthy scratch Saturday

Washington (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Raiders.

Analysis: Myles Gaskin will return to the lineup this week after a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He and Salvon Ahmed figure to handle most of the backfield work in Saturday's crucial AFC clash; Matt Brieda and Patrick Laird should rotate in occasionally as well.

Dec 26, 2020 3:55 PM EST

No action vs. Patriots

Washington did not see the field during Sunday's 22-12 win over New England.

Analysis: Washington saw his role on offense vanish following the return of both Salvon Ahmed and Matt Breida to the lineup Sunday, as he worked as Miami's reserve No. 4 back. Even if Myles Gaskin (undisclosed) misses more time on the COVID-19 list, it looks like Washington won't be very involved Week 16.

Dec 21, 2020 11:54 AM EST

Joined by Ahmed and Breida on Sunday

Washington will be joined by Salvon Ahmed and Matt Breida in Miami's Week 15 backfield against the Patriots, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Patrick Laird is also on hand, but with the team's pass-catchers banged up Sunday, the Dolphins will need all they can get from the team's running backs. Look for a committee/hot hand approach to dictate the team's carries versus New England.

Dec 20, 2020 9:55 AM EST

Doesn't do much with lead role

Washington rushed 13 times for 35 yards and caught two of four targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 33-27 loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: Washington was the workhorse on the ground with Myles Gaskin and Matt Breida both on the reserve/COVID-19 list and Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) inactive. He didn't do much with the opportunity, however, averaging just 2.7 yards per carry against his former team. Washington will likely retain the lead role in Week 15 against the Patriots if none of the three aforementioned running backs are ready to return, but he'll be hard to trust after this disappointing showing.

Dec 13, 2020 2:16 PM EST

Unexpectedly top dog

Washington is likely to start after Myles Gaskin was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: With Myles Gaskin and Matt Breida both on the reserve/COVID-19 list along with Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) being ruled out Friday, Washington will essentially being forced into a prime spot against his former team. The 27-year-old saw a decent amount of work two weeks ago with the Dolphins' running-back depth in shambles, tallying 15 total touches for 60 yards, but he promptly was ruled out the following week after injuring his hamstring. The fifth-year back has carried the ball more than 10 times in a game just eight times in his career, but he was relatively prolific in his stint as the starter towards the end of last season with the Raiders accumulating 238 total yards across 50 touches during a two-game stretch. It's worth noting both Patrick Laird and Lynn Bowden figure to sap away some of Washington's receiving opportunities so it's unlikely the back will have a full starter's workload against his former team Sunday.

Dec 12, 2020 1:46 PM EST

Sheds injury label

Washington (hamstring) isn't listed on Miami's final injury report ahead of Sunday's game against Kansas City, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Washington is projected to back up Myles Gaskin against the vulnerable Chiefs run defense with Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) ruled out. Matt Breida could also factor into Miami's backfield plans but will need to be removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list by 4 p.m. Saturday in order to be eligible to play.

Dec 11, 2020 10:43 AM EST

Limited to start week

Washington (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Washington couldn't suit up against the Bengals last weekend, but he could have a fair shot at retaking the field versus the Chiefs in Week 14. If Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) and Matt Breida (illness) each miss more time, a healthy Washington could work as the No. 2 option behind Myles Gaskin (knee).

Dec 9, 2020 2:17 PM EST

Idle for Week 13 game

Washington (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: Washington will be one three Dolphins running backs sidelined for Week 13 with Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) also inactive and with Matt Brieda (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Fortunately for Miami, it will get some reinforcement at the position in the form of Myles Gaskin (knee), who was activated from injured reserve after practicing for the second week in a row. Considering Gaskin had been a three-down back for Miami prior to suffering his injury Week 8, he'll likely operate as the team's top option moving forward. That will likely result in the likes of Washington, Ahmed and Breida all being limited to complementary roles once they all overcome their respective health concerns.

Dec 6, 2020 8:45 AM EST

Listed as doubtful

Washington (hamstring) will be listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Coach Brian Flores said that both Washington and Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) are doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bengals, and Matt Breida missed Friday's practice with an illness. Unless Myles Gaskin (knee) can come off IR in time, the Dolphins could be forced to run with Patrick Laird and Lynn Bowden out of the backfield.

Dec 4, 2020 10:53 AM EST

Back at practice

Washington (hamstring) is participating in practice Friday, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

Analysis: Washington's hamstring injury caused him to miss back-to-back practices to begin the week, but it looks like he'll get in at least limited activity Friday. With Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) absent and Myles Gaskin (knee) not yet off IR, it's possible that Washington could handle a notable role Week 13 as long as he's healthy.

Dec 4, 2020 9:50 AM EST

Misses another practice

Washington (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: While Washington -- who recorded a team-high 13 carries in Week 12 against the Jets -- has logged back-to-back practice absences, Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) worked in a limited fashion once again Thursday and Myles Gaskin (knee) could potentially return from IR ahead of Sunday's game against the Bengals. At a minimum, look for added clarity on the status of both Ahmed and Washington once Friday's injury report is posted.

Dec 3, 2020 12:13 PM EST

Dealing with hamstring injury

Washington (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Washington appears to have picked up a hamstring injury last Sunday's win over the Jets, during which he led Miami's backfield with 13 carries. Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) upgraded to limited participation, and the Dolphins could also activate Myles Gaskin (knee) from IR, so Washington may be relegated back to a depth role Week 13 even if he gets healthy.

Dec 2, 2020 12:54 PM EST

Not spotted at Wednesday's practice

Washington (undisclosed) is not present at the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

Analysis: Washington led a Miami backfield that's been decimated by injury Week 12, but it now looks like he may also be banged up. On a positive note for the team, Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) returned to practice Wednesday and Myles Gaskin (knee) appears to be inching toward a return from IR.

Dec 2, 2020 10:19 AM EST

Inefficient in lead role

Washington had 13 carries for 49 yards during Sunday's 20-3 win over the Jets. He also hauled in two of five targets for 11 yards.

Analysis: Washington got an opportunity to lead Miami's backfield with both Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) and Myles Gaskin (knee) out, and he saw five more carries than co-starter Matt Breida. The former Chiefs running back wasn't able to do much in his opportunities, however, as he averaged just 3.8 yards per carry and failed to reach the end zone. If either Ahmed or Gaskin are able to return Week 13 against the Bengals, Washington will stand to revert to a depth role.

Nov 29, 2020 4:39 PM EST

Inactive Week 11

Washington (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 11 matchup against the Broncos.

Analysis: The recent trade acquisition logged just four offensive snaps in his team debut Week 10 against the Chargers, and with Matt Breida returning from a hamstring injury Sunday, Washington will revert to inactive status. The former Raider and Chief will next have a chance to suit up in a Week 12 matchup against the Jets.

Nov 22, 2020 11:51 AM EST

Minimal involvement in team debut

Washington had two carries for two yards during Sunday's 29-21 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Washington only handled four offensive snaps in his first action as a Dolphin. Following the team's decision to waive Jordan Howard, it's possible that Washington sees more opportunities Week 11, but he currently seems to be firmly behind both Matt Breida (hamstring) and Salvon Ahmed on the depth chart.

Nov 16, 2020 5:31 PM EST

Active for first time as Dolphin

Washington will have a chance to potentially serve as the Dolphins' No. 2 running back behind Salvon Ahmed in Sunday's Week 10 tilt against the Chargers with Matt Breida (hamstring), Jordan Howard (coach's decision) and Lynn Bowden (coach's decision) all inactive.

Analysis: Washington was acquired at the trade deadline from the Chiefs and first had to undergo mandatory COVID protocols being eligible to practice and subsequently play. With all clearances now under his belt and multiple backfield mates out of action Sunday, Washington seems to have a legitimate opportunity to work as a potential complementary/change-of-pace option next to Ahmed on Sunday. facing a Chargers defense that's given up a robust 53-321-3 line through the air to running backs. Washington has only four touches all season, but he just turned in a career-best 36-292 line as a receiver out of the backfield for the Raiders in 2019.

Nov 15, 2020 12:20 PM EST

Removed from exempt list

Washington was lifted from the commissioner's exempt list Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Washington was dealt from the Chiefs to the Dolphins on Tuesday, but he wasn't eligible to play in Week 9 while on the commissioner's exempt list. He'll be allowed to practice with the team and potentially suit up for Week 10 against the Chargers.

Nov 9, 2020 8:28 PM EST

Not eligible for Week 9

Washington will not be eligible to play for the Dolphins until at least Week 10 due to COVID-19 protocols, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Washington, who was traded by the Chiefs on Tuesday, won't have a chance to make his debut for the Dolphins until Nov. 15 against the Chargers at the earliest. With Myles Gaskin (knee) on IR and Matt Breida (hamstring) not practicing, that could leave Miami with a backfield combination of Jordan Howard, Patrick Laird, Lynn Bowden and Salvon Ahmed during Sunday's game in Arizona.

Nov 5, 2020 2:05 PM EST

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