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Leon Washington Back on the Pracitce Field for the Jets

Jets running back Leon Washington was back with the team Monday after boycotting practice the last three weeks while in a contract dispute. He was back on the field to start New York’s final week of team activities. Agent Alvin Keels wrote on his Twitter page that Washington returned “while we continue to work on a contract extension for him. A move of good faith.”

Washington is due to earn $535,000 this season, the final year of his rookie deal. He’s believed to be looking for about $6 million a year, similar to deals that Jacksonville’s Maurice Jones-Drew and San Diego’s Darren Sproles—players to whom he’s often compared—have received.

“Leon is excited about finishing the offseason program off strong,” Keels wrote, “and is very much ‘hopeful’ that we can come to terms on a fair market deal.”

Washington ran for 1,451 yards and 13 touchdowns, and caught 108 passes for 838 yards and two scores, in his first three seasons. He has also returned four kickoffs for touchdowns.


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