WR - FA
This Week Outlook
The Patriots have released 33-year-old veteran WR Nate Washington.
An intriguing signing at first, it became clear over the course of the offseason that Washington's role in New England's offense would be minimal. Consequently, this move has no fantasy implications.
Nate Washington has failed to develop a quick rapport with his new QB, Tom Brady. As such, he's at risk of being cut if he doesn't show improvement during training camp.
Washington is one of several Patriots' WRs on the roster bubble with camp approaching. He's shown he can produce for fantasy purposes, if even more sporadically of late. There's a lot of potential in this offense, but he'll have to make the team to hold any value entering the season.
Patriots signed WR Nate Washington, formerly of the Texans.
Washington has been a role player throughout his career and will be in a similar situation with the Patriots. He did catch 47 passes for 658 yards and four touchdowns in 2015 so he can be productive but he should only be looked at in deep fantasy leagues.
Nate Washington caught 1-of-6 targets for three years in the Texans Wild Card loss to the Chiefs.
Washington was open on many plays but simply could not hold onto the ball. It also did not help that on a few other plays Hoyer overthrew Washington. Washington is a free agent after the season and is unlikely to be back with the Texans.
Nate Washington suffered a left hip injury in the Texans Week 17 win against the Jaguars.
Washington went down before halftime, and was ruled out of the game halfway through the third quarter. This is not the first time Washington has dealt with a hip injury this season, which renders his status for the playoffs a little unclear. This will surely be updated throughout the week.