Patriots Add Former Jets / Seahawks RB

Patriots Add Former Jets / Seahawks RB

The Patriots added another versatile running back to the mix Thursday by signing RB/KR Leon Washington.

The New England Patriots announced the signing of RB/KR Leon Washington Thursday afternoon.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Washington and Bills receiver Donald Jones were in Foxboro for a visit Thursday.  The team opted to sign Washington before he could leave town.

Washington was originally selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round (117th pick overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.  He was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in April 2010.  Seattle released him March 12, 2013.

The 5-foot-8, 203-pound Florida State product has played in 103  games (14 starts). He has recorded  473 rushes  for 2,213 yards and 16 touchdowns. Additionally, Washington has 146 receptions for 1,127 yards and two touchdowns, 168 punt returns for 1,668 yards and 244 kickoff returns for 6,315 yards and eight touchdowns.

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The Patriots are familir with Washington from his days as a member of the Jets.



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