Free agent wide receiver Nate Washington had a workout with the Lions on Wednesday, according to Doug Kyed of NESN (Twitter link). Washington, whom the Patriots released Aug. 24, previously worked out for the Saints last week.
The 33-year-old Washington has been a member of three teams since going undrafted from Division III Tiffin University in 2005. He spent a productive 2015 as a member of the Texans, with whom he hauled in 47 passes for 658 yards and four touchdowns. Washington, who has also played three years in Pittsburgh and six seasons in Tennessee, has 458 receptions and 44 touchdowns to his name. In his most prolific campaign, 2011, the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder recorded career highs in catches (74), targets (121), yards (1,023) and scores (seven) with the Titans.
If Washington signs with Detroit, he’ll slide into a veteran-laden receiving corps that currently only has four options – Marvin Jones, Golden Tate, Anquan Boldin and Andre Roberts. That quartet combined for modest numbers, 15 receptions and 169 yards, in the Lions’ 39-35 win over the Colts on Sunday.
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