Nate Washington WR HOU 1 month ago

Houston Texans wide receiver Nate Washington is in the lead to claim a starting spot opposite wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, according to the Houston Chronicle. Washington caught 40 passes for 647 yards and two touchdowns for the Tennessee Titans last season but has impressed the coaching staff through the offseason and early part of training camp with his fitness level and aptitude in picking up the offense.

Nate Washington WR HOU 3 months ago

Washington has stood out during spring practice sessions, the Texans' official site reports. "He's a guy that's come in here and learned our offense. It's not an easy offense to learn, but he's obviously studied it, gone out there and made a connection with both quarterbacks," said Texans head coach Bill O'Brien.

Washington brings a lot of experience to the Texans, a playoff-contending team looking to replace the production of the departed Andre Johnson. He's not going to be handed the job, but O'Brien's clearly happy so far with Washington.

Nate Washington WR HOU 5 months ago1 Comment

The Texans have signed Washington, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Per the report, Washington, who recorded 40 catches for 647 yards and two touchdowns for the Titans in 2014, signed a one-year deal with Houston worth $1 million. Washington, who turns 32 in August, joins fellow newcomer Cecil Shorts, as the Texans move to re-load at wideout, after parting ways with Andre Johnson. We suspect, however, that the team is still inclined to add further depth at the position (behind DeAndre Hopkins) in the upcoming NFL draft, with Washington's role with the team not yet clarified as a result.

Nate Washington WR HOU 8 months ago

Washington, who will become a free agent in the offseason, finished the 2014 season with 40 catches (on 72 yargets) for 647 yards and two touchdowns.

Now seems like a good time to let Washington venture elsewhere, considering the Titans have two talented young wideouts in Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter, along with tight end Delanie Walker, that figure to dominate the available targets next season.

Nate Washington WR HOU 9 months ago

Washington caught 6-of-10 targets for 102 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Washington took advantage of injuries to Justin Hunter and Kendall Wright, posting a season high in both catches and yardage. The Titans did suffer another QB injury Sunday, as Jake Locker hurt his shoulder, although Washington performed well with third-stringer Charlie Whitehurst. In Week 16, Washington will have a favorable matchup at Jacksonville on Thursday.

Nate Washington WR HOU 9 months ago

Washington had three catches on three targets for 56 yards during Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Giants.

Despite not having Justin Hunter (IR - abdomen) and Kendall Wright (hand), Washington finished with fewer targets than both Delanie Walker (10) and Derek Hagan (seven). The poor performance Sunday came after he caught five passes on nine targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Week 13, though it should be noted that his score came on a pass from backup quarterback Jake Locker, who could be under center in Week 15 against the Jets after Zach Mettenberger suffered another shoulder injury Sunday.

Nate Washington WR HOU 9 months ago

Washington's teammate, Justin Hunter, has landed on IR, ESPN.com reports.

With Hunter no longer in the team's receiving mix, Kendall Wright and Washington figure to see their share of targets down the stretch, with Derek Hagan a candidate to move in the Titans' No. 3 WR slot. With the potential for more consistent looks in the offense down the stretch, Washington (who caught five passes on nine targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Week 13) merits a look for those looking to add wideout depth in deeper formats.

Nate Washington WR HOU 9 months ago

Washington had five catches on nine targets for 61 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Texans.

Washington was having a very pedestrian fantasy day until he caught a 25-yard touchdown from backup quarterback Jake Locker with 1:06 left in the game to pull the Titans within 24. Washington's production has been very streaky this season and his touchdowns have been fluky as well, as his only other sore came on an 80-yard reception in Week 11 against the Steelers, Washington's only catch of the game. Given the inconsistency, he remains a fairly unreliable fantasy option in most formats.

Nate Washington WR HOU 9 months ago

Washington recorded four catches (on six targets) for 63 yards in Tennessee's Week 12 loss to Philadelphia.

Washington has put together two decent performances in a row, but his overall numbers this season still leave a lot to be desired. With Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter and now Delanie Walker in the mix again, Washington's fantasy owners are going to be left frustrated more often than not.

Nate Washington WR HOU 9 months ago

Washington caught 1-of-2 targets for an 80-yard touchdown in Monday's 27-24 loss to the Steelers.

Washington has largely produced modest stat lines this season, but he only needed one catch Monday night to have a nice game against his former team. The veteran burnt ex-teammate William Gay on a double move, breaking free for a surprisingly easy 80-yard touchdown in the final 45 seconds of the first half. The score was Washington's first of the season, and the 80 yards were the most he's produced in a game this year.