Today Browns Nose Tackle (for 14 snaps per game) Ted Washington was placed on injured-reserve. This transaction most likely ends Washington’s Cleveland Browns career, and in all likelihood, his NFL playing career.
Washington is 39 years old and is listed in the team media guide at 375 pounds. These factors are a recipe for disaster and it’s probably a modern medical miracle that Big Ted has played as long in the league as he has.
In 17 NFL seasons, Washington totaled 1,052 tackles, 34 1/2 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and two interceptions.
I think Ted would have been most effective for the Browns if instead of lining up in the three point stance on the line before the play, if a giant fucking crane could have hovered him from the sky at Cleveland Browns Stadium, attempting to drop him on the ball carrier.
I’ll always remember Ted best for his days as a Buffalo Bill, where he really seemed to master his role as the run stuffing huge guy in the middle of the line.