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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

Belichick: Patriots still have work to do

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick addressed Spygate, how explosive his offense will have to be to win on Sunday, and Rob Gronkowski in his Thursday morning press conference.

Brady 'best' at executing QB sneak

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The quarterback sneak is not as simple as you'd think, and the Patriots' Tom Brady is one of the best in the business at executing it.

Giant express set to derail

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The world loves the Giants to beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, but Tom Danyluk says it will be the Payback Bowl.

Report: Gronkowski expected to play

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, who's battling a high-ankle sprain, is expected to play in Super Bowl XLVI save for a "setback," ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday morning.

Giants' Pierre-Paul just scratching surface

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul might not realize just how good he is, but everyone else is finding out.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 9:18 a.m. ET
The Giants' corners will need to be physical against the Patriots' receivers like they were in Week Nine to throw off the Pats' passing game.

Mankins glad he's still a Patriot

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 1:38 a.m. ET
After a bitter contract holdout in 2010, OG Logan Mankins is once again a key element of the Patriots' offense, along with two other O-linemen who nearly weren't on the roster, either.

Gronkowski misses Wednesday's practice

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
TE Rob Gronkowski was the only player to completely miss the Patriots' practice on Wednesday afternoon, according to the official pool report.

Wednesday's Super Bowl notebook

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Here is a recap of noteworthy stories emanating from Indianapolis on Wednesday of Super Bowl week.

Wednesday injury report for Super Bowl XLVI

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Giants and Patriots for Wednesday as they prepare for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Sunday.

Once dismissed, Patriots' defenders making statement

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
A sizable number of important Patriots defenders were released by other teams before finding success in New England.

Gronkowski misses Wednesday's practice

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
OT Matt Light has returned to practice for the Patriots, but TE Rob Gronkowski remains out with a high left ankle sprain.

Coordinators hold power to script opening plays

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Kevin Gilbride and Bill O'Brien will map out in advance how their teams' opening plays should go, but it doesn't always go according to plan.

Jack-of-all-trades Edelman invaluable to Patriots

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Julian Edelman has done a little bit of everything to help the Patriots on their way to Super Bowl XLVI.

Belichick: Gronkowski day-to-day

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick addressed Rob Gronkowski, the roster overhaul in New England and the Pro Bowl, among other things, in his Wednesday press conference.

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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