Report: Patriots Host Free-Agent Receiver Nate Washington On Visit


March 14, 2016

The New England Patriots reportedly aren’t finished searching for wide receivers despite signing Chris Hogan.

The Patriots hosted unrestricted free-agent wideout Nate Washington on a visit Monday, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates.

Washington, 32, had 47 receptions for 658 yards with four touchdowns in 2015 with the Houston Texans. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound wideout has 458 career receptions for 6,954 yards with 44 touchdowns in 11 NFL seasons.

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is a former Patriots offensive coordinator and runs a similar offense in Houston. The Patriots added two former Texans receivers last season, Keshawn Martin, who’s still on the team, and Damaris Johnson.

Washington entered the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2005 as an undrafted free agent out of Tiffin. He’s a two-time Super Bowl Champion during his time with the Steelers. He played with the Tennessee Titans from 2009 to 2014.

The Patriots have receivers Hogan, Martin, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Aaron Dobson, Matthew Slater, Chris Harper and DeAndre Carter on their roster.

Thumbnail photo via Amber Searls/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Aug 7, 2015; Richmond, VA, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Nate Washington (85) looks on during joint practice with the Washington Redskins as part of day eight of training camp at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
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