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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-Chargers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Keeping Chargers All-Pro TE Antonio Gates in check will be a big challenge for the Patriots' defense.

Two year extension for Patriots LB Ninkovich

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots have agreed to a two-year contract extension with OLB Rob Ninkovich, keeping him off the free agent market following the season.

Belichick comes alive in 'A Football Life'

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
Thursday night's premiere of "Bill Belichick: A Football Life" on NFL Network confirmed what I thought, that Belichick and the Patriots are an extremely fascinating focal point of a documentary.

Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
Patriots DT Albert Haynesworth vs. Chargers OLG Kris Dielman will be a great football battle to watch in Week Two.

Patriots fantasy report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Patriots'' top fantasy football options, including WR Deion Branch, for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Patriots sign OL McDonald to practice squad

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
The Patriots announced Friday that they have signed OL Nick McDonald to the practice squad.

Despite inexperience, Patriots like Barrett at safety

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
The Patriots elected to stick with the youngsters on their roster, Josh Barrett and Sergio Brown, instead of adding a veteran safety.

Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
The Patriots' pair of talented tight ends will face a very good Chargers safety group in Sunday's Week Two bout.

Five questions with Patriots correspondent Ian Rapoport

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport gives his insight in this week's "Five questions with" segment.

Patriots re-sign OL Welch

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
The Patriots brought OL Thomas Welch back to the practice squad on Thursday and released Nick McDonald.

Brady named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady has been tabbed as AFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played from Sept. 8-12, the league said Wednesday.

Boston statues get Belichick-themed makeover

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Five Boston statues will be decorated in cutoff hooded sweatshirts as promotion for a documentary NFL Network will air on Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Patriots rookie report: Week One

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
The Patriots' top two picks from April's draft started in the team's season opener.

Patriots sign OL Thomas

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
The Patriots announced the signing of OL Donald Thomas to the 53-man roster on Wednesday.

They said it: Patriots edition

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Here is what was said by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien following the team's Week One win.

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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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