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Nate Washington | Wide Receiver | #84

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 183
College: Tiffin
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Patriots signed WR Nate Washington, formerly of the Texans.
The Pats were Washington's only known visit of free agency. Going on 33, Washington gives a Pats team sorely lacking outside receivers an option on the perimeter. He was an effective role player for Houston in 2015, catching 47 passes for 658 yards and four touchdowns. The Pats probably still aren't done bringing in downfield options after releasing Brandon LaFell. Washington joins Chris Hogan, Keshawn Martin and Aaron Dobson. Mar 24 - 4:32 PM

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Free agent Nate Washington visited the Patriots on Monday.

It's the first we've heard of Washington since his Texans contract expired. Washington can still run some routes down the sideline, catching 47 passes for 658 yards and four scores last season. He'd be a vertical option for a team entirely lacking them.
Mar 14 - 5:11 PM

Nate Washington caught 1-of-6 targets for three yards in the Texans' Wild Card loss to the Chiefs.

Washington had a couple of drops and was badly overthrown on one of Brian Hoyer's four interceptions. It was a dreadful performance for both players. Washington seemed to be passed by rookie WR Jaelen Strong late in the game. 32-year-old Washington posted a 47-658-4 line in the regular season and still has some deep speed, but he's nothing more than a sub-package, No. 4 receiver on a good team. Washington will be a free agent in March.
Jan 9 - 8:52 PM

Nate Washington (hip) is listed as probable for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Chiefs.

He returned to a limited practice on Thursday and appears to be on track to play Saturday. Washington caught six-of-11 targets for 105 yards against Kansas City in the season opener.
Jan 8 - 2:40 PM

Updating an earlier item, Nate Washington (hip) returned to Texans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Washington appeared to be limited to side work, but the Texans felt comfortable enough with his participation to slap him with a "limited" tag. It's possible Washington's Wild Card status won't be known until inactives are announced Saturday afternoon.
Jan 7 - 4:06 PM

Nate Washington (hip) remained sidelined on Thursday, and is considered day to day.

Washington is getting in side work, but beginning to look unlikely for Saturday's Wild Card game. Washington's status is a big deal, as Cecil Shorts' (hamstring) availability is also uncertain. Rookie Jaelen Strong could be thrust into a big role behind DeAndre Hopkins.
Jan 7 - 2:40 PM

Nate Washington (hip) did not practice Wednesday.

He worked on a side field. Washington injured his hip in the Week 17 finale. Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is also walking wounded, so it could be Jaelen Strong as the No. 2 receiver for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Chiefs.
Jan 6 - 2:41 PM

Texans WR Nate Washington suffered a left hip injury in Houston's Week 17 game against the Jaguars, and will not return.

Washington went down before the half, and was ruled out midway through the third quarter. Washington battled hip issues earlier this season, and the Texans could just be being caution ahead of next week's Wild Card game. With Cecil Shorts week to week with a hamstring injury, the Texans can ill afford a multi-week issue from their No. 2/3 receiver.
Jan 3 - 3:10 PM

Nate Washington caught 3-of-5 targets for 42 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Titans.

Washington was not heavily involved in the passing game early, but he paid off desperate streamers with a leaping touchdown grab over B.W. Webb in the third quarter. Washington now has four touchdowns in three games without Cecil Shorts this season. If Shorts remains out, Washington will remain a streaming option next week against the Jaguars.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:19:00 PM

Nate Washington caught 3-of-6 targets for 18 yards in Week 15 against the Colts.

Even with Cecil Shorts sidelined, Washington did little opposite DeAndre Hopkins. He's been held under 50 yards for five straight weeks. Washington isn't more than a WR4 for Week 16.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 04:47:00 PM

Nate Washington caught 1-of-4 targets for 49 yards in Week 14 against the Patriots.

Washington got behind Patriots CB Malcolm Butler for a 49-yard catch. He had a bad drop in the end-zone, and was underthrown by Brian Hoyer on two would-be touchdowns. Washington will remain a low-upside WR4 for Week 15.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 12:24:00 AM

Nate Washington caught 6-of-11 targets for 44 yards in the Texans' Week 13 loss to the Bills.

Washington, Cecil Shorts, and DeAndre Hopkins all saw nine targets or more as Brian Hoyer dropped back to pass 45 times against the Bills. A 32-year-old role player, Washington ordinarily brings little to the table in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:20:00 PM

Nate Washington caught 3-of-4 targets for 43 yards in Houston's Week 12 win over the Saints.

The Texans' passing attack didn't take off as expected as shootout conditions failed to develop with the crumbling Saints. Washington will be a WR5 dart throw against the Bills in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Nate Washington (hip) is listed as probable for Week 12 against the Saints.

He practiced in full on Friday. Washington has seen his workload evaporate since Cecil Shorts' return from a hamstring injury. Fortunately he has a nice matchup this week against a hapless Saints secondary.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 03:48:00 PM

Nate Washington caught two of six passes for 13 yards in the Texans' Week 11 win over the Jets.

Washington was pretty useless on Sunday. He dropped an easy catch in the second quarter but was bailed out by a holding penalty. Washington also let a throw sail by him that he could have caught if he had simply turned around to look for it. Washington has caught just four of 11 targets for 45 yards in two games since Cecil Shorts made his return from a hamstring injury. He’ll be a WR4 against New Orleans next week.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:49:00 PM

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3Malcolm Mitchell
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5Devin Lucien
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3Nate Washington
4Chris Harper
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2Martellus Bennett
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4Michael Williams
5Clay Harbor
LT1Nate Solder
2Marcus Cannon
3Cameron Fleming
LG1Shaq Mason
2Josh Kline
3Ted Karras
C1Bryan Stork
2David Andrews
3Joe Thuney
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