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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

Reports: Patriots OLT Light expected to practice

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 10:38 a.m. ET
Patriots OLT Matt Light, who has been ill early in Super Bowl week, is expected to practice Wednesday, multiple media outlets reported.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 9:31 a.m. ET
The Giants' receivers should have an edge over the Patriots' cornerbacks in Super Bowl XLVI.

A different view of Belichick

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 9:33 p.m. ET
Most fans know Bill Belichick from the noncommittal, bland persona he exhibits at news conferences, but PFW's Hub Arkush says there's much more to the Patriots' head coach.

Tuesday's Super Bowl notebook

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
A roundup of some of Tuesday's top Super Bowl stories from Indianapolis.

Big-game Branch does lots of different things for Patriots

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
Deion Branch was fourth on the team in receptions in 2011, but teammates and coaches expect the former Super Bowl MVP to shine on Sunday.

Evans rips Holmgren, praises Belichick for building teams

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
Heath Evans has taken a cue from Bill Belichick — and learned how not to do it from Mike Holmgren — on the right way to build an NFL team.

New team, new role, same Izzo

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Larry Izzo has gone from Patriots captain to Giants assistant special-teams coach, but he still brings the same mentality to the game. 

Webster: Giants will disrupt Patriots receivers' timing

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
With two of the lower-rated pass defenses facing top-five passing offenses in Super Bowl XLVI, reigning in the Patriots' receivers will be difficult, says Giants CB Corey Webster.

Walking boot off, but 'Gronk' sheds little light on status

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Rob Gronkowski appeared at media day on Tuesday without the walking boot he had been wearing since suffering the injury.

Patriots look to get OT Light and TE Gronkowski better

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Patriots OT Matt Light is sick, and TE Rob Gronkowski is still day-to-day with a high ankle sprain.

The First Fifteen: Super Bowl edition

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
Looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday? We get you ready for the week with the top 15 story lines leading up to the biggest day of nacho consumption in our great country.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
Trying to stop DT Vince Wilfork will be a tall but important task for the Giants' offensive line Sunday.

Regular-season champs have been playoff chumps

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 9:08 p.m. ET
Despite leading his team to a 15-1 record and being named league MVP, Aaron Rodgers wasn't able to lift the Packers past their first playoff foe.

'Gronk' doesn't practice; Vollmer a 'possibility' for Sunday

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick said Rob Gronkowski didn't practice Monday and OT Sebastian Vollmer is a "possibility" to play Sunday, in our SB notebook.

Super Bowl XLVI game preview

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
In a replay of Super Bowl XLII, the Patriots will seek revenge for a 17-14 loss in that game, as we examine the matchups and the five keys to the game.

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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