Leon Washington RB TEN Jul 20 '79

Leon Washington (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

Washington hurt his ankle on the opening kickoff in last week's loss to the Bengals. He has one touch from scrimmage all season.

Leon Washington RB TEN Jul 17 '79

Leon Washington was forced from the Patriots' Week 5 game against the Bengals with an ankle injury, and will not return.

Washington went down early in the first half, but wasn't officially ruled out until the fourth quarter. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Washington was going to "have (his) number called," but had yet to notch a touch before going down. His injury occurred on special teams. Washington likely has a high-ankle sprain.

Leon Washington RB TEN Jul 17 '79

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Patriots RB/KR Leon Washington will "have (his) number called" in Week 5 against the Bengals.

It's an indication that Brandon Bolden's knee injury is going to limit him behind LeGarrette Blount, but it's also possible the Patriots just want to stick with a three-man rotation in the absence of Stevan Ridley. Blount is the only safe option for fantasy purposes, with Bolden representing little more than a desperation FLEX play. Washington shouldn't be started in any format.

Leon Washington RB TEN Jun 24 '79

Leon Washington rushed once for one yard in New England's Week 2 win over the Jets.

He was targeted once in the passing game, but couldn't make the catch. In theory, Washington is the Patriots' third-down back in the absence of Shane Vereen, but his snap count appeared to be in the single digits Thursday. He's not worth a second thought in re-draft leagues.

Leon Washington RB TEN Jun 21 '792 Comments

Leon Washington is the potential "next man up" in the Patriots' passing back role.

Leon Washington RB TEN Jun 18 '79

Patriots re-signed RB/KR Leon Washington.

Leon Washington RB TEN Jun 16 '79

The Jets are showing interest in free agent RB/KR Leon Washington.

The Jets cut Joe McKnight and currently only have three running backs on the roster (Mike Goodson is suspended four games). Washington spent 2006-09 with the Jets, bringing back four kickoffs for touchdowns and adding 493 touches from scrimmage. He went to the Pro Bowl while with the Seahawks last year. Washington worked out for the Giants Tuesday.

Leon Washington RB TEN Jun 14 '79

Free agent RB/KR Leon Washington worked out for the Giants on Tuesday.

Leon Washington RB TEN Jun 12 '79

Patriots released RB/KR Leon Washington.

They're eating a $360,000 signing bonus. Washington is 31 years old now, and the Patriots clearly believe he's lost a step. He also lost a fumble in New England's preseason finale. Washington will probably get one more look from an NFL team, but his career looks headed the way of Josh Cribbs'.

Leon Washington RB TEN Dec 23 '78

Patriots signed KR/PR Leon Washington, formerly of the Seahawks.