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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

Brady wins AFC Offensive Player of the Month

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady was named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Month for December/January. The Patriots were 5-0 during the months.

Penn State to interview Patriots offensive coordinator O'Brien

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
Reports say that Penn State will interview Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien for the school's head-coaching position on Thursday.

Vegas: Packers have best shot to win Super Bowl

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
It's hardly shocking, but casinos in Las Vegas have made the Packers the favorite to win Super Bowl XLVI.

Patriots resemble last year's team, but outside expectations lowered

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 5:19 a.m. ET
The Patriots enter this year's playoffs on an eight-game win streak — just like last season, but expectations seem lower after what happened last postseason.

Patriots rookie report: Week 17

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 4:26 a.m. ET
Patriots rookie RB Stevan Ridley continued his late-season surge, and OT Nate Solder got his 13th start of the season.

The First Fifteen: Wild-card edition

Posted Jan. 03, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
In his "First Fifteen" column, Eric Edholm analyzes the wild-card matchups, teams that are making coaching and front-office moves and the playoff teams on bye.

Patriots stock report: Week 17

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez continued his productive play, but the team's early-game struggles were apparent again in a Week 17 win.

A look ahead at the Patriots' 2012 opponents

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
With the 2011 regular season wrapped up, the Patriots now know their 2012 opponents.

Shorts and Shells: Week 17

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 5:18 a.m. ET
The Patriots and Saints leave few offensive records standing; Santonio's no-show; how Matt Flynn's big game affects the draft; and much more.

Patriots players of the week: Week 17

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
Undrafted rookie DB Sterling Moore provided a spark in the Patriots' secondary by picking off two passes in their Week 17 win.

Patriots clinch top seed in AFC with 49-21 win

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Tom Brady led the Patriots back from a three-touchdown deficit as they clinched home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a 49-21 win.

Reports: Patriots OC O'Brien candidate for Penn State job

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is reportedly a leading candidate to be the head coach at Penn State.

Patriots-Bills prediction

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 2:15 a.m. ET
The Patriots are not only playing for the No. 1 seed in the AFC and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, but also for revenge against the Bills.

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
One area the Bills could gain an advantage over the Patriots is in the kickoff game, where their coverage teams have excelled and the Patriots have struggled on returns.

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Patriots were held without a sack when they fell to the Bills in Week Three but could have success on Sunday against a reworked Buffalo O-line.

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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