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Washington bristles over trade talk

Earlier this off-season, there were reports that the Tennessee Titans were willing to trade veteran wide receiver Nate Washington.

No deal ever came to fruition for the veteran wide receiver, who has one year at $4.2 million against the cap on his contract.

Still, Washington bristled Friday when the subject that the Titans were trying to move him a couple of months ago came up during media availability.

“That was a media thing,” Washington said. “You guys, the media, did that. I never even read anything about that. Whether it was told to me or not, that's a different story. But I don't read those types of things. I'm here to do my job. It's now the end of May, and we're still being asked questions about that. … So don't ask me anything else about who they brought in.”

Washington is still around and could be seen Friday offering pointers to some of the younger receivers on the practice field.

But the Titans did bring in a rookie in Justin Hunter and want to get second-year pro Kendall Wright more involved in the offense than he was even last year when he led the team with 64 catches.

Tennessee is also hopeful that Kenny Britt will finally stay healthy and fulfill his potential. So where does that leave Washington?

“The only people that's making it an issue is y'all. I don't fall into that stuff,” Washington said. “I'm here to work, to get better and do my job. That's the only thing I'm worried about. Who they bring in and who they don't bring in is irrelevant to me. I'm here to do my job. That's the only thing I have control over.”

One thing Washington is buying into with the Titans is the new playbook being installed by offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains.

“The things that he's been bringing to the table with the offensive playbook are definitely different flavors,” Washington said. “We've been flying with the same pilot for quite some time, so to have a new pilot, it's always going to be new and fresh. We just have to make sure we're doing what he asks of us and doing everything he can.

“Right now, he's been doing a good job, giving us all an opportunity to touch the ball and putting us all in positions to make plays. So we're happy, definitely happy.”

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