Titans sign Leon Washington

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Running back/kick returner Leon Washington was released by the Patriots a couple of days ago, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be out of work too long.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that Washington worked out for the Titans on Tuesday and that the team plans to sign him to the roster. Washington played just two games for the Patriots this season, missing time with an ankle injury while already behind some other players on the depth chart.

Washington returned eight kickoffs for touchdowns during his time with the Jets and Seahawks and he should still be able to provide some help in that area if he’s healthy. The Titans could use it.

The Titans cut Darius Reynaud last month after a fumble against the 49ers and saw Devon Wylie lose a fumble on a kick return during his first game with the team two weeks ago. They can’t afford more blunders like that against the Colts this weekend if they want to make a race of the AFC South in the final four weeks.

UPDATE 5:10 p.m. ET: The Titans announced Washington’s signing. They also announced that Wylie and center Kevin Matthews have been released. Matthews is the son of Titans offensive line coach and franchise icon Bruce Matthews.

7 responses to “Titans sign Leon Washington

  1. Gotta root for this dude. He came back from a devistating injury and lit it up whenever he had a chance. I was sad to see him leave the Seahawks. Good luck, Leon!

  2. How bad has the Titans’ special teams play been?

    If Washington would fair catch every single punt and take a touchback on every single kickoff, he would be far and away the best returner on the Titans’ roster.

    At this point, just getting it out to the 20-yard line without fumbling is a huge win.

  3. Finally the Titans found a returner who is a veteran and knows what it takes to hold on to the ball. I welcome the Leon Washington signing ! Go Titans Go!
    —-Titans Fan Dan

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