The 33-year-old had 48 catches for 661 yards and four touchdowns last season for the Houston Texans. He had a one-year, $1.065 million deal with the Patriots. The deal had a base salary of $985,000, with a $60,000 signing bonus and $20,000 workout bonus.
The Patriots are releasing third-year center Bryan Stork and wide receiver Nate Washington. Stork started as rookie C for '14 SB team.— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) August 24, 2016
Last month, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reported that it would "take an injury ahead of him at WR" and Washington would have to "be lights out when he gets healthy" to make the 53 man roster.
It'd take an injury ahead of him at WR, and he'd have to be lights out when he gets healthy, too https://t.co/f4Esv1pHeE— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) July 31, 2016