Jets running back Leon Washington waited for an offer sheet that never came in restricted free agency, like every other RFA not named Mike Bell.
“No trade talk at
all on Leon. He is a Jet and is signing his tender to remain a Jet,” Keels tweeted Thursday morning.
The signed tender gives the Jets the ability to move Washington if someone called for him during the draft. Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum likes to deal, but a move appears unlikely because of Washington’s injury. (He’s coming off a compound leg fracture.)
It’s also easy to forget Washington was one of New York’s best players the last few years and we think he has more value to the Jets long-term than any other team.
Someone has to fill the gap when LaDainian Tomlinson’s year in New York goes sour.