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Could Steelers bring back an old friend?

It's a possibility, but only with a catch.

Michael W.

As the Pittsburgh Steelers continue preparations to begin Training Camp later this month, just what are the chances of bringing back a former friend? 

According to Steelers team writer Bob Labriola, it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility for the team to give a second look at former draft pick James Washington. However, the caveat is that it would only be out of necessity in the event of injury troubles. 

"The only circumstance where I could envision the Steelers being interested in signing James Washington would be in the event of a number of injuries at the position early in training camp. Washington isn't dynamic as a route-runner or as a playmaker, and who knows how the injury and year off has impacted his skill-set," Labriola writes. 

After playing collegiately at Oklahoma State, Washington was drafted by the Steelers in the second round (60th overall) in 2018. He's since bounced around the NFL, having been with the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts. 

In 62 career NFL games, Washington has started 25 of them and racked up 1,629 yards on 114 receptions with 11 touchdowns. 

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