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Leon Washington

Leon Washington - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 8"/ 203 lbs.
Birthday 08/29/1982
Birthplace Jacksonville, FL
College Florida State
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 4th round, 20th pick by Jets

Patriots trade for Rams WR Salas

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Patriots have traded for ex-Rams WR Greg Salas, the team announced Saturday.

Reports: Patriots cut Hoyer, Branch, Koppen

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots released backup QB Brian Hoyer, giving second-year QB Ryan Mallett the No. 2 job behind Tom Brady.

Report: NFL suspends Titans WR Britt one game

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
Titans WR Kenny Britt will be suspended for the first game of the regular season, according to PFW correspondent Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Near the mountaintop, where it's slippery

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says Bill Belichick was headed into the Lombardi/Noll stratosphere of history. Then things changed a bit.

Patriots cut WRs Stallworth, Gaffney

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
The Patriots released several notable veterans Monday, including WRs Donte' Stallworth and Jabar Gaffney.

Hernandez, Patriots agree to long-term extension

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
Multiple reports Monday morning said that the Patriots have agreed to terms on a long-term contract extension with TE Aaron Hernandez.

Vikings need more from tight ends

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Vikings desire to use more two-TE packages this season, but right now they can't get Kyle Rudolph or John Carlson on the field.

Giants-Patriots preseason game time changed

Posted Aug. 23, 2012 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
The kickoff of the Giants-Patriots preseason game on Wednesday, Aug. 29 has been changed from 7:30 p.m. ET to 7 p.m. ET.

Patriots, DT Love agree to extension

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 8:32 p.m. ET
The Patriots have agreed to a contract extension with rising DT Kyle Love, his agent, Richard Kopelman revealed Wednesday.

Patriots release three, including DL Fanene

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
The Patriots released DL Jonathan Fanene, OL Kyle Hill and PK Chris Koppelin, the team announced Tuesday.

Seau toxicology report reveals nothing suspicious

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Junior Seau's toxicology reported that he had trace amounts of a sleep aid and a pain reliever that were "consistent with therapeutic use."

Locker wins Titans' starting QB job

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 9:49 a.m. ET
Jake Locker will be the Titans' Week One starting quarterback, beating out veteran Matt Hasselbeck for the job.

Olympic sprinter Demps signs with Patriots

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 10:02 p.m. ET
The Patriots have signed ex-Florida RB-RS Jeff Demps, the team confirmed Friday evening.

Number crunching starting to change NFL thinking

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
Fans and media have wondered when the "Moneyball"-ization of the NFL would happen. That movement might very well be under way.

Francis, Forston playing well in Pats camp

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
Undrafted rookie defensive linemen Justin Francis and Marcus Forston are making a strong push to make the Patriots' final roster.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 14, 2013
The Patriots announced the signing of Washington, who has played seven seasons with the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks.||||||| Washington, 30, is a former fourth-round draft choice from Florida State who shares the NFL record of eight career kickoff returns for touchdowns. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2008 and 2012.
Posted June 22, 2010
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says Washington will be ready for the start of training camp despite having a metal rod in his leg.||||||| Carroll said Tuesday during Seattle's final minicamp before the preseason starts in late July that the team will be very careful in the early days of camp with Washington, a 2008 All-Pro with the New York Jets. But Carroll says Washington is ahead of his recovery schedule from a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula in his right leg last October.
Posted April 24, 2010
The New York Jets have traded Washington and a seventh-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks for a fifth-round draft pick.||||||| The popular Washington is recovering from a broken right leg. He was dealt Saturday a few hours after the Seahawks acquired running back LenDale White from Tennessee. Washington was made expendable when the Jets traded up in the fourth round and drafted Southern California running back Joe McKnight. Washington, a former Pro Bowl kick returner, suffered a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula at Oakland on Oct. 25, and missed the rest of the season.
Posted April 15, 2010
Washington has signed his tender contract offer with the New York Jets, and hopes to be recovered from a broken right leg in time for training camp.||||||| Washington, a fourth-round pick in 2006, received a second-round tender last month worth $1.759 million. The former Pro Bowl kick returner suffered a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula at Oakland on Oct. 25, and missed the rest of the season. He has been training at the Athletes' Performance-Andrews Institute in Pensacola, Fla., for the past five weeks.
Posted April 14, 2010
Two people familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press that Washington, a restricted free agent recovering from a broken right leg, will sign his tender contract offer with the New York Jets.||||||| Washington, a fourth-round pick in 2006, received a second-round tender last month worth $1.759 million. The former Pro Bowl kick returner suffered a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula at Oakland on Oct. 25, and missed the rest of the season.

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