Leon Washington Signs 1-Year Contract With Patriots
New England is well on their way to filling the Wes Welker void. They first acquired slot receiver Danny Amendola, and have now got their return game in place with Leon Washington. The Patriots have a history of making good with New York Jets leftovers, and I expect this to be the case with Washington as well.
Belichick and company won’t have to game plan against Washington anymore as he sealed the deal with the franchise Thursday. He works as a duel threat, adding depth to the backfield as well as taking over the role of punt returns and kickoff returns.
A few things come to question with the signing of Washington. Danny Woodhead, a free agent this year, is New England’s multi-role player who can catch the ball as well as run it. Woodhead might have a hard time scoring a new contract with Washington in his way. Another issue is the future of Jeff Demps, the track star from Florida who signed before the 2012 season. Could Washington replace both of these players? Whatever the case may be, Patriots fans will stick to their motto, “In Bill we trust.”
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