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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 LB Spikes in spotlight again

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
Brandon Spikes' return is key for the Patriots' playoff run and for his own development after he missed eight games this season.

Five questions with Patriots radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
Former Patriots star and current radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti talked with PFW's Kevin Fishbain about Saturday's playoff game vs. Denver.

Patriots-Broncos matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
The Patriots will look to replicate their success in pressuring Tim Tebow, which helped them top Denver in Week 15.

Patriots-Broncos matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 11, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Broncos held Rob Gronkowski in check in Week 15, but couldn't slow Aaron Hernandez. It will be another key matchup to watch on Saturday.

They said it: Patriots divisional-round edition

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 9:39 p.m. ET
Here are the highlights of what Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, QB Tom Brady, DT Vince Wilfork and CB Devin McCourty said to the media Tuesday.

Patriots-Broncos matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
The Patriots' tackles get their second look in less than a month at the Broncos' pass-rushing duo of Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller.

Valuing versatility: Patriots get the most out of their players

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
In New England, playing one position is not enough. Versatile players such as Julian Edelman, Matt Slater and Devin McCourty contribute at more than one spot.

The First Fifteen: Divisional round

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
Taking an early look at the best two days of football of the NFL season — the top four seeds are back in action — plus all the other developing stories around the league this week.

Tight ends key factor in NFL success

Posted Jan. 09, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
A look at the 2011 NFL standings provides a clue that field-stretching tight ends have become a key ingredient in building a winning team.

Shorts and Shells: Wild-card edition

Posted Jan. 09, 2012 @ 1:14 a.m. ET
Tim Tebow provided an exciting finish to wild-card weekend, and his Broncos face a familiar coach next week: new Patriots offensive assistant Josh McDaniels.

McDaniels officially rejoins Patriots' staff

Posted Jan. 08, 2012 @ 8:35 p.m. ET
Shortly after his former team, the Broncos, won their playoff game, Josh McDaniels was officially named an offensive assistant for the Patriots.

Penn State hires Patriots' O'Brien to succeed Paterno

Posted Jan. 07, 2012 @ 10:10 p.m. ET
Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien was officially named the new head coach at Penn State on Saturday, replacing coaching legend Joe Paterno.

Report: McDaniels to return to Patriots

Posted Jan. 07, 2012 @ 11:50 a.m. ET
The Patriots will reportedly hire Josh McDaniels as an offensive assistant for the remainder of the playoffs, and he will likely be the team's offensive coordinator in 2012.

Patriots DT Love helping Wilfork clog the middle

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
An integral part of this year's Patriots defense, dubbed a "no-name" unit by many, has been DT Kyle Love.

Patriots name OT Cannon winner of Courage Award

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 9:58 a.m. ET
The Patriots selected rookie OT Marcus Cannon as the recipient of the 2011 Ed Block Courage Award.

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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