New York Jets Worked Out Former Jet Leon Washington


January 24, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; NFC running back Leon Washington of the Seattle Seahawks (33) passes the ball during practice for the 2013 Pro Bowl at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


Remember running back Leon Washington? The shifty, big play-making running back that played for the New York Jets from 2006 to 2009? Well, it seems like there is a chance for a reunion between the two.

According to sources close to the Jets, the former Jet was worked out by the team, and may be in talks to make a return to New York.

The Jets, who are in need of playmakers on the offensive side of the ball, would be wise to pick up Washington. The running back never posted big numbers, but he was effective, and made big plays when the Jet needed him to.

Washinton's rushing stats

But where Washington did most of his damage, and an area that the Jets need help with is special teams.

Washington's special team stats

Washington’s tenure as a Jet came to an end in 2009, when the running back snapped his fibula in his right leg right through his skin. It was a gruesome injury that came at the most inopportune time because Washington was in the final year of his first contract with the Jets. He was the Jets’ most dynamic offensive player, and one of the best kickoff returners in the NFL.

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