New England placed veteran defensive lineman Tommy Kelly on IR, Signed OL Josh Kline from practice…
Patriots Shuffle Roster
Released was defensive lineman A.J. Francis, while they signed offensive lineman Braxston Cave to the practice squad.
The 30-year-old Washington was signed by the Patriots as a free agent in March after he left Seattle, where he was a key contributor on special teams. A seven-year veteran, Washington shares the NFL record with Josh Cribbs with eight career kickoff returns for touchdowns. He also tied an NFL record when he returned two kicks for a touchdown against San Diego in 2010.
Washington made the Pro Bowl in 2008 and 2012.
Washington was designated inactive for the week one game against the Buffalo Bills.
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