Lorenzo Washington

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Lorenzo Washington
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1986-12-02) December 2, 1986 (age 31)
Loganville, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 296 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school: Loganville (GA) Grayson
College: Alabama
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Lorenzo Washington (born December 2, 1986) is an American football defensive end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Alabama.

He has also been a member of the New England Patriots and New York Jets.

College career[edit]

A native of Loganville, Georgia, Washington attended Grayson High School before enrolling at the University of Alabama.[1][2][3] In August 2008, head coach Nick Saban moved him from nose tackle to defensive end.[4] Washington was a member of Alabama's 2009 national championship team.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, Washington signed with the Dallas Cowboys on April 25, 2010.[6] He was released on July 29, 2010 after a hamstring injury prevented Washington from practicing with the team.[7]

New England Patriots[edit]

Washington was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad on November 3, 2010.[8] He was released on January 3, 2011.[9]

New York Jets[edit]

Washington was signed by the New York Jets to a future contract on January 26, 2011.[10] He was waived on September 2.[11]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On September 2, 2012, the Detroit Lions signed Washington to their practice squad.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tony Barnhart (August 25, 2008). "Atlanta's SEC impact: Alabama's Lorenzo Washington". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 
  2. ^ "It's UGA or 'Bama for blue-chipper: Grayson lineman highly sought". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. January 28, 2004. 
  3. ^ "Washington picks Tide over Bulldogs". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. January 29, 2004. 
  4. ^ Gentry Estes (August 22, 2008). "Nick Saban moves Lorenzo Washington to defensive end, leaving nose tackle to Terrence Cody and Josh Chapman". Times-Tribune. 
  5. ^ Chase Goodbread (April 25, 2010). "Tide's Johnson, Deaderick drafted in final round". Tuscaloosa News. 
  6. ^ Herndon, Mike (April 25, 2010). "Lorenzo Washington agrees to free agent deal with Dallas". The Press Register. Advance Publications. Archived from the original on August 19, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  7. ^ Archer, Todd (July 29, 2010). "Cowboys cut kicker Alvarado, DE Washington and add Teddy Williams, Sadler-McQueen". The Dallas Morning News. A. H. Belo Corporation. Archived from the original on August 19, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ Reiss, Mike (November 3, 2010). "DL Washington joins practice squad". ESPN. Archived from the original on August 19, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  9. ^ Price, Christopher (January 3, 2011). "Pats Put Ron Brace on IR, release Lorenzo Washington". WEEI Sports Radio Network. Archived from the original on August 19, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Transactions". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 19, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  11. ^ Mehta, Manish (September 3, 2011). "Jets trim roster to 53; make two trades". New York Daily News. Mortimer Zuckerman. Archived from the original on September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  12. ^ http://sidelionreport.com/2012/09/02/detroit-lions-fill-practice-squad-roster/

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