EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Those who were hoping for a big final game from undrafted New York Giants rookie wide receiver Corey Washington will be disappointed. Washington is among the inactives for Sunday's season finale against the Eagles.
A preseason star who caught a touchdown pass in each of the Giants' first four exhibition games in August, Washington finishes his rookie season with a grand total of five catches for 52 yards and a touchdown in the games that actually counted. Asked a few weeks ago what Washington had to do to play more on offense, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he had to perform better in his role on kick and punt coverage units before earning that right.
Washington complained to Newsday this week about disappointment in his role during his rookie season. And while the inactives list doesn't come with an explanation, it's entirely possible that Coughlin has benched Washington for this game in part because of those public comments. Coughlin does not take kindly to players airing complaints about their roles in the media, and has praised safety Stevie Brown, for example, this year for keeping his own playing-time gripes in-house.
Running backs Andre Williams and Rashad Jennings are both active for the Giants, as are backup running backs Orleans Darkwa and Chris Ogbonnaya. The Giants will have only four wide receivers -- Odell Beckham Jr., Rueben Randle, Preston Parker and Kevin Ogletree -- active for their final game of 2014.
The full list of inactives for Sunday's Giants-Eagles game at MetLife Stadium:
WR Corey Washington
OL Adam Gettis