James Washington approaches Pittsburgh Steelers about requesting trade, source says

A source said that James Washington, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, approached the team to request a trade.According to a source, Washington is unhappy about his limited playing time in the last year of his rookie contract and his preseason.Washington, 25 years old, saw his production drop last season. After seeing 634 snaps (64%), in 2019, he played only 486 snaps in 2020 (44%) He had a disappointing on-field performance, recording only 392 yards and five touchdowns in his last season, compared to 735 yards and three scores for 2019.He was twice targeted in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game against Dallas Cowboys.Ben Roethlisberger campaigned for Washington to be on the field more often last season as his snap count decreased in the second half.Roethlisberger stated in December that James Washington was a player who is getting on the fields and needs to do more. It's not because anyone's not doing well. He's a player who can make plays. It's important for guys to stay fresh. Rotating guys is important. He's hungry and wants to play for us.Oklahoma State University alum, Chase Claypool, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae John were selected in the second round.His role has been primarily to be a deep-threat option for the Steelers and he is expected to play a larger part in Canada's offense under Matt Canada.