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Leon Washington to sign tender, agent denies trade talk

Thumbnail image for NFL_washington.jpgJets running back Leon Washington waited for an offer sheet that never came in restricted free agency, like every other RFA not named Mike Bell.

Now Washington is set to sign his one-year tender with the Jets Thursday, and his agent Alvin Keels writes that’s where he’ll stay despite some recent rumors involving his client.

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.

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15 Responses to “Leon Washington to sign tender, agent denies trade talk”
  1. DonTerrelli says: Apr 15, 2010 9:26 AM

    The Jets made a bad decision with Thomas Jones. He was one of the best RBs for the last couple years and they released him. I wouldn’t be surprised if they trade Washington.

  2. SteelCurtnDee says: Apr 15, 2010 9:35 AM

    -steelers fans

  3. shiftyshellshocked says: Apr 15, 2010 9:45 AM

    This all comes down to how dirty Sanchez plays this year, no matter how much they spend in the off season. 8-8 this year and no playoffs for you.

  4. ILuvOldLadyPorn says: Apr 15, 2010 9:45 AM

    This almost hinted at real journalism until the L.T. dig at the end. Nice work.

  5. dthomas53 says: Apr 15, 2010 9:53 AM

    “8-8 this year and no playoffs for you.”
    Sounds like last year’s outlook.

  6. jetboy says: Apr 15, 2010 9:55 AM

    It depends on the team as a whole, Marino had tons of great years in Miami and what the hell did that accomplish. NOTHING…

  7. shiftyshellshocked says: Apr 15, 2010 9:57 AM

    This all comes down to how dirty Sanchez plays this year, no matter how much they spend in the off season. 8-8 this year and no playoffs for you.

  8. FootballFanatik says: Apr 15, 2010 10:23 AM

    Tannenbaum and Rex, Please do NOT trade Washington. All the names coming on board have been great for “ooh” and “aahs”, but as long as he has healed well, Washington will continue to be a beast! Keep him, keep him, KEEP HIM!!!

  9. GreenAsGrass says: Apr 15, 2010 10:51 AM

    All of a sudden the Jets offense has a LOT of weapons. Shonn Green is a future star RB with Washington and LT backups, Holmes, Edwards, Cotchery and Dustin Keller. Plus Brad Smith running Seminole package and dirty Sanchez a year older working his butt off all preseason.
    They have another CB on other side of Revis who is decent. E. Smith allowed Jets to move K. Rhodes and picked up Pool.
    Next J. Taylor comes in situational player to help an already teriffic defense.
    And we still have the draft…this is a 10 win team in 2010 no doubt and strong playoff contender.

  10. JetChris says: Apr 15, 2010 11:15 AM

    Leon finally decided to stop listening to his agent who kept saying “Leon a deal is out there dont sign”. He realizes that the Jets were the only team he could go to coming off that inujury. Best case is, come to play this season, stay healthy and look next season

  11. jetboy says: Apr 15, 2010 11:49 AM

    I’m glad Leon is staying, he help’s Sanchez out so much out of the backfield he’s a huge accessory to the Jets. His injury remember was the same as Sproles out in S.D. he came back no problem. Leon dump the agent, Jets need to pay up no more games with this man he’s a player!

  12. TheSleepness says: Apr 15, 2010 11:56 AM

    when? You can see the future my man? I want news not opinions.

  13. Robert James says: Apr 15, 2010 12:16 PM

    Big fan of Leon, happy to see him back in the fold, knowing, thankfully, that we won’t have to rely on Studebaker Tomlinson to shoulder the load.

  14. zero says: Apr 15, 2010 1:04 PM

    Keels then added: “When you’re a Jet you’re a Jet all the way. From your first cigarette to your last dying day.”

  15. FreeAgentPro says: Apr 15, 2010 1:43 PM

    “Someone has to fill the gap when LaDainian Tomlinson’s year in New York goes sour”
    I hope LT never gives Florio an interview after he has a big year. But wait…no one ever gives Florio an interview. He is considered an insignificant rumormonger. Florio reminds me of a Jim Rhome wannabe. At Least Rhome has enough credibility to actually get one-on-one interviews. Who has Florio ever interviewed besides an anonymous ‘source’.

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