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Week 6 Outlook
New Orleans Saints RB/ST Dwayne Washington has been re-signed for the 2021 season, as reported by ESPN's Field Yates.
Washington is primarily a core special teamer for the Saints but he also adds value to their depth at running back, as head coach Sean Payton frequently incorporates a heavy utilization of rushing schemes within his offensive gameplan. This move doesn't provide much for fantasy purposes but it is worth recognizing the progress being made within the Saints' front office, as they continue to battle against the reduced salary cap for the 2021 season.
Dwayne Washington saw one carry which he took for two yards in Sunday's Divisional Round loss to the Bucs.
Washington only saw eight touches all year, with his last touch being in November. With Latavius Murray and Taysom Hill both inactive, he saw a slight opportunity in his playoff matchup. After five years in the league and three with the Saints, Washington will hit the 2021 offseason as an unrestricted free agent.
New Orleans Saints running back Dwayne Washington will be inactive for Monday Night Football against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Washington was recently activated from the reserve/COVID list but will be inactive for Monday Night Football. Fourth on the depth chart, Washington could end up being a frequent healthy inactive.
The Saints activated Dwayne Washington (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.
Washington was activated Thursday after spending 18 days on the COVID/reserve list. He is currently fourth on the RB depth chart behind Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray and Ty Montgomery. Washington could be activated ahead of Monday Night's contest against the Raiders. The 26-year-old RB was "a core special teamer" last season.
Saints RB Dwayne Washington has agreed to terms with New Orleans and will return for the upcoming season.
Listed officially as a running back on the depth chart, however, where Washington does most of his work is on special teams. He played all 16 games last year for New Orleans and was a key piece for them on the special teams unit. Look for more of the same from Washington as the Saints are set at the running back position with Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray leading the way.