Leon Washington was in New England earlier today to talk about a potential deal, and he just tweeted this:
— Leon Washington (@Leon_Washington) March 14, 2013
We’re gonna go ahead and assume that means he signed a deal. As always, we will bring you the details when we get them.
Washington is a very gifted punt and kickoff returner, which the Patriots desperately needed. Last year in Seattle, Washington had 41 punt returns for 356 yards and 27 kickoff returns for 784 yards, including a 98 yard touchdown. Pats fans might remember Washington from his time with the New York Jets from 2006-2009 when he was a legitimate running back, but recently he has become more of a return specialist.