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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

Newton, Jenkins, Washington named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
Panthers QB Cam Newton, Rams CB Janoris Jenkins and Seahawks KR Leon Washington were named the NFC Players of the Week for Week 12.

Seahawks' coverage units surprisingly poor

Posted Nov. 09, 2011 @ 9:44 p.m. ET
Seattle's kick-coverage units, a major area of strength in 2010, have arguably been the team's biggest disappointment so far this season.

Seahawks-Browns matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Seahawks-Browns game.

Report: Washington, Seahawks agree to extension

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
RB Leon Washington has agreed to a four-year extension with the Seahawks, according to his agent.

Seahawks' Pro Bowl snubs considered justified

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
Our sources in Seattle couldn't find much fault with the Pro Bowl voters' reluctance to choose any Seahawks players for the second season in a row.

Seahawks-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Seattle KR Leon Washington could be the player highly respected Bears special-teams coordinator Dave Toub is most concerned about this week.

Washington bolsters Seahawks' biggest strength

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
With the addition of Leon Washington, the league's leading kickoff returner, special teams continue to be the Seahawks' biggest strength.

Week Three Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 10:11 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Ravens WR Anquan Boldin, Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware and Seahawks RB Leon Washington as its Players of the Week.

Washington's two kick-return TDs lead Seahawks to victory

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
Leon Washington returned two second-half kickoffs for touchdowns of 101 and 99 yards, making up for a long list of Seattle mistakes, and the Seahawks held off Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers 27-20 on Sunday.

Seahawks RB Jones fighting uphill battle

Posted April 30, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
In the wake of what has widely been deemed one of the better drafting efforts in the NFL, our Seahawks insiders believe the most competitive position on the team by far is running back.

Seahawks acquire RB-RS Washington from Jets

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Not long after acquiring LenDale White from the Titans, the Seahawks traded for another backfield weapon late Saturday morning, picking up RB-RS Leon Washington from the Jets in exchange for Seattle’s fifth-round draft pick.

Jets RB Washington to sign tender

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
After waiting to see if any other team would present him with an offer sheet, Jets RB Leon Washington will sign his restricted free-agent tender from the Jets Thursday.

Jets' Washington in no rush to sign tender

Posted March 31, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
It doesn't appear RFA RB Leon Washington will be signing the second-round tender he received from the Jets until the deadline for another team to send him an offer sheet passes.

Could Eagles sign Edwards away from Vikings?

Posted March 13, 2010 @ 10:27 p.m. ET
The Vikings are concerned that they could lose DE Ray Edwards to the Eagles, according to this week's "Whispers," after they failed to place the highest tender on the restricted free agent.

Jets tender Washington

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
The agent of RB Leon Washington, Alvin Keels, announced the Jets have tendered Washington at the second-round level.


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.