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Sean Ryan on Corey Washington: 'Guys earn reps'

Wide receivers coach says Giants need more consistency from Washington before he earns playing time.

Corey Washington catching a preseason touchdown pass
Corey Washington catching a preseason touchdown pass
Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Why hasn't Corey Washington, the undrafted free agent wide receiver who was a preseason sensation with four touchdown catches, gotten more playing time for the New York Giants? Or, really, any playing time at all? Wide receivers coach Sean Ryan addressed the Washington question on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Washington has played 15 snaps all season and been targeted only once, not coming up with a fade in the end zone during Week 1 against the Detroit Lions.

Ryan's comments confirmed what yours truly has been saying here throughout the season. The Giants see Washington work against their corners every day in practice. They don't believe he shows them enough consistency to be trusted for more snaps in the games. Ryan didn't say if it was a matter of not getting open, not consistently running his routes properly, not being where Eli Manning expects him to be or all of the above.

The Giants see the potential in Washington -- that is why he is on the roster to begin with. When and if he shows them he is ready he will get his chance.