Leon Washington makes it back for start of training camp

When the Jets gave away Leon Washington to Seattle, they essentially bet that Washington wouldn’t be the same guy for a long time, if ever.

The multi-talented back has a long way to go to prove them wrong, but he’s returned to the field sooner than most people anticipated.  Washington participated in training camp on Saturday, avoiding the active/PUP list.

Mike Sando of ESPN notes that Washington didn’t participate in team drills, but it’s significant Washington can already pass a physical.

Here’s a video of Washington talking about his impressive return from a compound leg fracture, courtesy of Danny O’Neil at the Seattle Times.

“I’m not satisfied.  I gotta get back to the old Leon,” Washington said.  “My ultimate goal is to become a Pro Bowl player again. . . . It’s all going the right way.”