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2016 NFL Free Agent Tracker: New England Patriots Sign Former Texans Wide Receiver Nate Washington

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Droptimus Prime has a new home.

This is the part of Nate Washington's game that I won't miss.
This is the part of Nate Washington's game that I won't miss.
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The New England Patriots have signed former Texans (and Titans) wide receiver Nate Washington, per ESPN's Field Yates.

Washington served as the number two wideout to DeAndre Hopkins this season to infuriatingly mixed results. Somehow a receiver that was extremely reliable for so many years in Tennessee managed to devolve into a frustrating, drop-prone target the moment he set foot in Houston. How that happened I will never understand, but I am sure that now that Washington is a Patriot, his hands will magically go back to their previous glue-like state...because of course they will.

On behalf of the rest of BRB, I wish you good luck in your future endeavors, Nate. You may have dropped several critical passes and likely were the cause of at least one loss this season, but at least you were a great guy and a class act in the locker room. That still counts for something, I suppose.