Leon Washington Now a Patriot


Kent Nishimura/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New England Patriots agreed to a one-year deal with running back/kick return specialist Leon Washington on Thursday.

The 30-year-old Washington played for Seattle last season and is heading into his eighth NFL season.

Washington finished second in the NFL in kickoff return average at 29 yards a return last season. The Pat’s ranked 25th in that same category last season averaging 21.2 yards a return.

Washington also serves as a running back. For his career, Washington has averaged 4.7 yards per carry, and has 146 receptions.

Washington holds the NFL record with Josh Cribbs for most career kick return touchdowns with eight.

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