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Nate Washington | Wide Receiver

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 183
College: Tiffin
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Coach Bill O'Brien said "right now" Nate Washington is the No. 2 receiver opposite DeAndre Hopkins.
Rookie Jaelen Strong and Cecil Shorts are Washington's competition. While Hopkins will remain on the field at all times and gobble up targets, O'Brien figures to mix and match his Nos. 2 and 3 receivers with Washington operating as a deep threat and Shorts seeing action in the slot. Strong has the most long-range upside, but will have to outplay the veterans to earn a year-one role. Aug 4 - 12:49 AM

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ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli projects Nate Washington and Cecil Shorts to be Week 1 starters opposite DeAndre Hopkins.

Third-round rookie Jaelen Strong had a rough offseason and will open camp no higher than Houston's No. 4 receiver. Washington and Shorts will fight for the top complementary role behind Hopkins. 27-year-old Shorts probably offers the highest ceiling here, even if it's limited. Washington turns 32 next month.
Jul 24 - 1:43 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien singled out Nate Washington as a receiver that's impressed him during offseason workouts.

Washington is competing with fellow free agency add Cecil Shorts and rookie Jaelen Strong for reps opposite DeAndre Hopkins. It's very early, but the 31-year-old Washington appears to have his nose in front. Keeping it there through camp once pressed by his more talented competitors is another story.
Jun 18 - 8:05 AM

Texans signed WR Nate Washington, formerly of the Titans.

Washington, 32 in August, posted a 40-647-2 line for the Titans last season, operating as the No. 2/3 receiver. The Texans' depth chart is unsettled behind unquestioned No. 1 wideout DeAndre Hopkins, with Cecil Shorts the early favorite for No. 2 duties, but it's a position Houston will likely address in the draft. If he makes the team, Washington should fill a situational deep threat role.
Apr 1 - 4:00 PM

Following Sunday's Week 17 loss, Titans CEO Tommy Smith told Nate Washington he wants him back with the team in 2015.

Smith was seen comforting an emotional Washington in the locker room after the 31-year-old went catch-less against the Colts. Washington has little left to offer on the field. An impending free agent, Washington should be available for close to the veteran's minimum and affordable for the Titans to re-sign.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 09:41:00 PM

Nate Washington was held without a catch on three targets in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

Washington shed tears in the locker room after the game, knowing his NFL career could be over. He enters free agency as a 32-year-old (in August) receiver who posted a 40-647-2 line in 2014. Washington's best chance of latching on somewhere is as a Jason Avant kind of No. 4/5 receiver who is brought in for veteran leadership.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:26:00 PM

Nate Washington caught 2-of-3 targets for 18 yards in the Titans' Week 16 loss to the Jaguars.

Washington's 6/102 Week 15 outburst was due in large part to facing the Jets' invisible secondary. The workmanlike veteran will not be on the DFS radar for next week's finale against the Colts.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Nate Washington caught 6-of-10 targets for 102 yards Week 15 against the Jets.

Washington played well as the focal point of the Titans' passing attack with Kendall Wright (hand) sidelined. He converted two third downs and had three plays of 20-plus yards. If Wright does not return for Week 16, Washington could be an interesting play against the Jaguars.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 08:11:00 PM

Nate Washington caught three passes for 56 yards in the Titans' Week 14 loss to the Giants.

He caught all three of his targets. Washington was the Titans' in-name-only No. 1 receiver with Kendall Wright (hand) and Justin Hunter (spleen) hurt. He doesn't have much left in the tank and was out-produced by Derek Hagan.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Nate Washington caught 5-of-9 targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' Week 13 loss to the Texans.

Washington's highlight was a 25-yard touchdown catch in garbage time, delivered by Jake Locker, who was filling in for injured Zach Mettenberger. A non-factor in fantasy leagues all year, Washington isn't worth grabbing off waiver wires as Tennessee gets set to face the Giants in Week 14.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 04:26:00 PM

Nate Washington caught four passes for 63 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss at Philadelphia.

Washington was third on the team in targets with six, behind both Justin Hunter (10) and Delanie Walker (9). On most days, Kendall Wright (six targets) will be up there too -- but he was shut down by Brandon Boykin. Washington, now averaging 2.1 catches per game on the season, is waiver-wire fodder.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:39:00 PM

Nate Washington caught an 80-yard touchdown in the Titans' Week 11 loss to the Steelers.

Just before halftime, Washington burned William Gay on a double-move for the long touchdown to put the Titans up 17-13 heading into the locker room. The ex-Steeler saw just one other target on the night. He's waiver-wire material.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 12:07:00 AM

Nate Washington secured 2-of-30 targets for 30 yards in the Titans' Week 10 loss to the Ravens.

Washington's initial catch went for 17 yards along the right sideline on Tennessee's opening drive. He added a 13-yard connection late in the second quarter. Washington is the Titans' third receiver, behind Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter. He isn't even worth rostering in 16-team leagues.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Nate Washington (shoulder) returned to a full practice on Friday, but is listed as questionable for Week 10 against Baltimore.

Washington suffered an AC sprain in the shoulder during Week 8, but had the Titans' Week 9 bye to heal up. He will play in three-receiver sets Sunday against the Ravens, with Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter manning the two-wides.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 01:15:00 PM

Nate Washington (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Washington sprained the AC joint in his shoulder in Week 8, but had the Titans' bye to get healthy. Coach Ken Whisenhunt expects him to be available for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 03:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Brian Hoyer
2Ryan Mallett
3Tom Savage
RB1Alfred Blue
2Chris Polk
3Jonathan Grimes
4Kenny Hilliard
5Arian Foster
GLB1Alfred Blue
2Chris Polk
3RB1Jonathan Grimes
2Chris Polk
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Nate Washington
3Keshawn Martin
4Keith Mumphery
5Travis Labhart
WR21Cecil Shorts
2Jaelen Strong
3Damaris Johnson
4Alan Bonner
5Uzoma Nwachukwu
WR31Nate Washington
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
4Anthony Denham
5Khari Lee
K1Randy Bullock