Leon Washington: Best Fits for Return Specialist After Reported Cut by Seahawks

March 12, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One day after acquiring Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings, the Seattle Seahawks are parting ways with the man whom he will be replacing (partially). According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Seahawks are planning to release running back and return specialist Leon Washington:
Ostensibly, this opens up both return jobs for Harvin. Washington had manned the punt and kick return duties since coming over from the New York Jets in 2010.  Despite what has to be a difficult situation for him and his family, Washington was very upbeat about his release (via Twitter):
Now, though, the true fun begins. Washington will enter a market at a key age for speedsters (30) and will have to compete against plenty of other top-shelf names for the almighty dollar.
The days when teams had visions of Washington as a usable NFL running back are over. He's an "only if we're desperate on third down" runner and return specialist. That’s who he is, and Washington has been pretty ...

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