We recently pointed out that a market for Jets running back Leon Washington, a restricted free agent recovering from a broken leg, could soon emerge.
The folks at ESPN 1320 in Sacramento tweeted yesterday that the rumors linking Washington to the 49ers are heating up. Though the pot is not yet boiling, something definitely is going on.
Per a league source, Washington has spoken with the Niners. There is some interest; however, no visit has been scheduled yet.
Other teams are also interested, we’re told. We don’t currently know who they are.
By tendering Washington at a second-round level only, the Jets have invited teams to sniff around the all-purpose tailback. The leg injury could scare some of them away. With the deadline for signing restricted free agents to offer sheets coming eight days before the April 22 draft, it might be that no one will be ready to take a chance on him before it’s too late to do so.