Nate Washington WR NE 2 months ago

The Patriots will sign Washington, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Washington figures to transition well to the Patriots' offense, having played this past season with the Texans, who are coached by former New England offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound wideout, who turns 33 in August, can still present a downfield option at this stage of his career, and with the Patriots looking for an added outside presence at the position, Washington could be a solid complement to the likes of Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and fellow newcomer Chris Hogan. Washington is coming off a 2015 campaign in which he recorded 47 catches for 658 yards and four TDs with the Texans over 14 games.

Nate Washington WR NE 3 months ago

Washington visited the Patriots on Monday, WEEI.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 32-year-old wideout can still present a downfield option at this stage of his career, and with the Patriots looking for a little depth at the position, he could be a solid fit, at the right price. Washington is coming off a 2015 campaign in which he recorded 47 catches for 658 yards and four TDs with the Texans.

Nate Washington WR NE 5 months ago

Washington caught one of six targets for three yards in Saturday's playoff loss to the Chiefs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Washington, like every ball catcher, was hampered by the poor play of quarterback Brian Hoyer in the 30-0 loss to Kansas City. He finished the regular season second on the team in receptions (47), targets (94) and yards (658), though he was rarely a difference maker. He'll be an unrestricted free agent in March and could re-sign with Houston, but with several holes to fill, the Texans won't be focused on the wideout position.

Nate Washington WR NE 5 months ago

Washington (hip) is listed as active Saturday against the Chiefs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After injuring his hip in the season finale, Washington logged just two limited practices this week, but the ailment won't stop him from taking part in the do-or-die matchup. He didn't exactly end the season in the high note, failing to surpass 50 yards in each of the last eight games, which doesn't bode well against Kansas City's ninth-ranked pass defense.

Nate Washington WR NE 5 months ago

Washington (hip) is considered probable for Saturday's playoff game versus the Chiefs, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Washington tweaked his hip during Sunday's regular season finale against the Jaguars, but he's still expected to suit up for this weekend's postseason tilt, providing a veteran target opposite star wideout DeAndre Hopkins.

Nate Washington WR NE 5 months ago

Washington (hip) returned to a limited practice Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Washington sat out practice Wednesday, but his return to work Thursday -- albeit in a limited capacity -- bodes well for the wideout's chances of suiting up for Saturday's playoff opener against the Chiefs.

Nate Washington WR NE 5 months ago

Washington (hip) did not practice Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Texans' injury report in advance of Saturday's game against the the Chiefs is rather lengthy, but as one of just two Houston players who was listed as a non-participant at practice Wednesday, Washington's status for the team's playoff opener is worth monitoring.

Nate Washington WR NE 5 months ago

Coach Bill O'Brien relayed Monday that Washington is "day-to-day" with a hip issue that he sustained in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.

Competitive Edge Analysis

More on that front should be known once the Texans return to practice on Wednesday, but as the team's playoff contest against the Chiefs on Saturday approaches, the status of both Washington and fellow wideout Cecil Shorts (hamstring) merit tracking.

Nate Washington WR NE 5 months ago

Washington caught one of three targets for six yards in Sunday's 30-6 win over the Jaguars.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Washington's best moments have occurred in games where Cecil Shorts has been sidelined -- all four of his touchdowns have happened in games Shorts has missed -- so it's a bit surprising how little Washington was targeted Sunday when Shorts (groin) was not available. Rookie Jaelen Strong (six catches, 56 yards) finished second behind DeAndre Hopkins in the receiving game. Still, the veteran Washington will bring a needed element when the playoffs open next week at home against the Chiefs.

Nate Washington WR NE 5 months ago

Washington corralled 3-of-5 targets for 42 yards and a touchdown Sunday in Tennessee.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The former Titan burned his former team with a 13-yard score in the third quarter, showing a decent rapport with new starting quarterback Brandon Weeden in a 34-6 blowout victory. While he clearly sits behind DeAndre Hopkins in the Texans' pecking order at wide receiver, Washington should get some looks against a porous Jaguars secondary as the Texans look to clinch a playoff berth next week.