Increasingly, young players are getting opportunities to play for the New York Giants. Devon Kennard, Kerry Wynn, Damontre Moore, Andre Williams and Jay Bromley are among them. Corey Washington, the wide receiver who has a preseason sensation, has thus far not been one of them.
Washington played one snap last Sunday vs. the Washington Redskins, coming up with a 4-yard reception. With Rueben Randle being held out of the game during the first quarter, veteran Kevin Ogletree took most of the additional wide receivers snaps. What does the 6-foot-4, 215-pound undrafted free agent from Newberry College have to do to earn more playing time?
"Do a better job on the practice field. Do a better job all around. My standard operating procedure is I like to have the fourth and the fifth receivers be outstanding contributors on special teams. We're not there right now. That would help a lot," head coach Tom Coughlin said on Wednesday. "Corey can be and has been on our punt return and our kickoff return team. I'd like to see him improve in that area as well."
Coughlin added that Washington has done a "good job" learning the offense.
"He can play multiple positions from the standpoint of knowing what to do. He's done that from day one. He does have to, obviously, become better at his job," Coughlin said.
The meaning of all of that? He's a project with a lot of work yet to be done. Don't suddenly expect to see a heavy dose of Washington in the final two games.