The Patriots are signing veteran wide receiver Nate Washington, ESPN’s Field Yates reported Thursday.
Washington, 32, has been a consistent producer with at least 40 receptions every year since 2008. He caught 47 passes for 658 yards and four touchdowns last year in his only season with the Texans.
Washington visited the Patriots last week. The Texans and Patriots run similar offensive systems, so he should catch on quickly and again play an active role.
Washington broke into the league with the Steelers in 2005. He had his biggest season in 2011 with the Titans, setting career highs with 74 catches, 1,023 yards and seven touchdowns. He played for the Titans from 2009-14.
He has 458 career receptions for 6,954 yards and 44 touchdowns.