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Patriots bring back Leon Washington


Getting cut by the Patriots isn’t always a final decision.

For the third time since “final cuts” a week ago, the Patriots have brought a player back who they had previous released.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots re-signed return man Leon Washington back today. He joins fullback James Develin and cornerback Marquice Cole on the list of guys they took a mulligan on this week (although journeyman tight end Matthew Mulligan was cut two days after signing to make room for Develin’s comeback).

Washington had drawn some interest, and worked out for the Jets, but there were probably teams interested in him next week, when his salary wouldn’t have been guaranteed for the year.

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7 Responses to “Patriots bring back Leon Washington”
  1. dlk47823 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:20 PM

    Tried to release him so they could resign him on the cheap, but other teams were interested. For once, Kraft agrees to pay! The Patriot way didn’t work this time.

  2. lance19 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:30 PM

    PLEASE don’t say:
    “Getting cut by the Patriots isn’t always a final decision.”
    We just survived another round of Tebow Drama…
    let’s not raise any hopes. eh?

  3. mtmiceli says: Sep 7, 2013 3:42 PM

    I am always amazed at how well Belichick manages the roster throughout the season. I know other teams do the same but for some reason his adjustments always show just how much he knows about the players he has had and the players who are available.

  4. revischrist16 says: Sep 7, 2013 4:15 PM

    The Patriots play the Jets Thursday. The Jets were interested in Leon, and would pick his brain on the Pats playbook. I get the feeling the Patriots will release Leon after Thursday’s game.

  5. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 7, 2013 4:22 PM

    theyll probably release him again before tmrw

  6. stampnhawk says: Sep 7, 2013 5:10 PM

    As a Seahawk fan, the only questionable cut of the offseason for Seattle.

    Still was dangerous everytime he touched the ball on a kick or punt return, and a solid veteran presence/teammate in the dressing room.

  7. Matt B says: Sep 7, 2013 8:49 PM


    He wasn’t cut. He was traded after signing Harvin, who made Washington redundant.

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