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Fichtner Invokes Limas Sweed To Explain Washington’s Benching Sunday

If you’re a young wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers—especially one that was drafted in the second round—you never want to be cause for one of your coaches to invoke the name of Limas Sweed. But that is what offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner did yesterday in talking about rookie James Washington, who was a healthy scratch on Sunday.

Washington has only caught eight passes this season on roughly three times the number of targets, but the play that really drew ire was a drop on a deep ball that should have gone for a long touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars.