Leon Washington Says He’s A Patriot

It looks like Leon Washington is back in the AFC East.

A couple of hours after tweeting “negotiations!!!” while meeting with the Patriots, the former Jets and Seahawks running back and return man sent out a picture of himself wearing a hat with the team’s logo. There’s no official word from the team, but the picture looks like it was taken at the league’s facility and there’s little reason to think Washington would lie about landing a deal.

Washington could step right into the punt return role vacated by Wes Welker, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him play a variety of roles for the Patriots in 2013. Bill Belichick has never been shy about using players in multiple ways and Washington has been a running, receiving and returning threat during his NFL career.

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