Update on NFL players with State of Washington ties

David DeCastro, Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Alex Smith, Washington Redskins, NFL. (Photo by Will Vragovic/Getty Images) /

Jonathan Stewart, running back, New York Giants

Stewart played at Timberline High School in Lacy Washington. Before coming to the New York Giants earlier this year, J-Stew played for the Carolina Panthers from 2008 through 2017. He is the Panthers career leader in rushing with 7318 yards and had 51 touchdowns.

Stewart signed a free agent contract with the Giants during this last off-season. He played the first three games of the season carrying the ball only six times for only 17 yards. After New York’s third game, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a foot injury. Stewart was originally expected to miss at least eight games so he is eligible to return in a couple weeks, but there is no news at this time.

Alex Smith, quarterback, Washington Redskins

Smith was born in Bremerton Washington though he spent much of his childhood in Le Mesa California. His previous five years in the NFL, he started for the Kansas City Chiefs and they traded him to the Washington Redskins during this past off-season.

The Redskins are 6-3 with Smith at quarterback this season. In fact, they have won four out of their last five games and are on top of the NFC East division. If Washington continues the way they are playing right now, they should make the playoffs.

Smith has six touchdowns in over his last five games, but only one interception as well. The most important thing is they are winning.

Cooper Kupp, wide receiver, Los Angeles Rams

Cooper Kupp went to Davis High School in Yakima before playing his college ball at Eastern Washington. He missed L.A.’s last two games of October before coming back to play against the New Orleans Saints on November 4. The Rams lost to New Orleans 45-35, but Kupp was his usual standout self with five catches for 89 yards.

In his last game, against the Seahawks on November 11, he injured his left knee (torn ACL) and is now done for the 2018 season. Before leaving the game, he had five catches for 39 yards. 100

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We will be back in December with another update on home state players in the NFL.