Friday, March 25, 2016

Pats bring in WR depth, ink deal with Washington

The New England Patriots brought in some much needed help on the perimeter Thursday, agreeing to terms with veteran wideout Nate Washington.

Washington, replacing the departed Brandon LaFell, tallied 17 receptions for 424 yards on passes thrown more than 10 yards last season, an area the Pats seldom exploited in 2015.

Despite New England being his fourth team, the 32-year-old still has some gas left in the tank, as noted by Mike Reiss via
"Washington played 44 of 54 snaps for Houston in a 27-6 loss to the Patriots on Dec. 13, 2015. He had one catch for 49 yards in the game, beating cornerback Malcolm Butler up the right sideline on an excellent route in which he got Butler to commit to a break to the inside part of the field before turning the route up. It was his longest catch of the season. Had the throw from Brian Hoyer not hung in the air, it could have been a 75-yard touchdown."