Nate Washington entering the final year of his contract has 8 catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns in the past two games. Washington has responded to Mike Tomlin who challenged Washington to become more consistent. Regardless of how Washington plays the rest of the season, he is likely auditioning for a contract elsewhere. The Steelers remain very high on Limas Sweed and want to go into next season with Sweed as their #3. Keeping Washington around hinders Sweed‚Äôs development.