It was a virtual certainty that Nate Washington would to depart in free agency (as will Bryant McFadden, goldurnit), but still - this means our no. 3 and 4 receivers are now Limas Sweed and Dallas Baker.
Nate's a likeable guy, at least when he's not showing off the stone hands. He was the Steelers' biggest deep threat this past season and had easily the best year of a career that has put Tiffin on the map for me. For that, he'll be missed. Still not sure how he popped up from that tackle near the end of the Dallas game. Nonetheless, this move behooves some Mewelde Moore-esque value signing from us sometime this offseason. Because, though I think Limas will eventually get better, he ain't there yet. Bobby Engram maybe? Too expensive? Maybe wait until players get cut after the draft. Either way, the Steelers are going to have to address this in free agency.