Nate Washington came back to Nashville on Sunday, and came back with a bang.
The veteran wide receiver caught a 13-yard touchdown pass with 6:12 remaining in the third quarter, and gave the Texans a 31-0 lead over the Titans.
He finished with three catches for 41 yards, and was grateful to triumph back in the place he spent the previous six seasons.
"It definitely meant a lot," Washington said. "It didn't end well, coaching staff wise. But this city, and
those players over there, they always believed in me. The fans here, I received nothing but love when I walked out of that tunnel."
While he appreciated the warm welcome on Sunday, he made it clear that he's a Texan, and incredibly happy to be one.
"I wouldn't give anything else but to be a Texan," Washington said. "I am so happy to be here in this brotherhood and with this coaching staff. Just the enjoyment of playing this game has definitely come back to me. The passion of going out there on Sundays and loving football again is back. I am just happy and excited to be here.
Washington has caught 46 passes for 652 yards. Four of those receptions have been touchdowns.
He and the Texans will host the Jaguars next Sunday at noon CT in NRG Stadium.
Check out snapshots of the action from the Texans at Titans Week 16 matchup.