The Patriots have released WR Nate Washington. The veteran struggled staying healthy this offseason and didn't make an impact when he was on the field. Rookie Malcolm Mitchell's chances of landing a Week 1 starting job continue to look better and better.
The Patriots have added WR Nate Washington, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Washington turns 33 in August but still averaged a strong 14 yards per catch on his 47 grabs last season. He seems capable of playing a complementary role and finds opportunity in a Patriots pass-catching corps with lots of question marks behind Julian Edelman. We'd still bet against Washington emerging as a reliable fantasy asset with Edelman and Rob Gronkowski clearly ahead of him in the pecking order, and Martellus Bennett, Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola also vying for targets.
Texans WR Nate Washington (hip) did not practice on Wednesday. WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring), meanwhile, was limited. Shorts obviously seems like the better bet to play against the Chiefs on Saturday. We'll continue to keep an eye on both guys. Rookie WR Jaelen Strong will see more action if Washington and/or Shorts don't play.
Texans WR Nate Washington hurt his hip and will miss the rest of Sunday's game against the Jaguars. He finishes with 1 catch for 6 yards. We'll see if he's available for next weekend's playoff opener. WR Cecil Shorts (groin) is inactive today.
Texans WR Nate Washington (hamstring) is probable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. He'll serve as the #2 WR with Cecil Shorts out. But Washington is just an emergency fantasy option. WR DeAndre Hopkins will continue to dominate targets.