The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Patriots cut ex-Seahawk kick returner Washington

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY  |  COMMENTS
Associated Press
Published:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots released running back-kick returner Leon Washington on Sunday.
Washington, tied with Josh Cribbs for the NFL record with eight career kickoff returns for touchdowns, was signed as a free agent in March after three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. He spent his other four seasons with the New York Jets.
During the exhibition season, Washington returned 10 punts and three kickoffs. His departure leaves Julian Edelman as the primary punt returner and rookie Josh Boyce as the main kickoff returner.
In seven seasons, Washington, 31, averaged 25.9 yards on 244 kickoff returns and 9.9 yards on 168 punt returns. He's also rushed 473 times for a 4.7-yard average.
The Patriots also cut cornerback Marquice Cole and signed four players off waivers — linebacker Chris White from Detroit, offensive lineman Braxston Cave from Cleveland and guard Chris Barker and defensive tackle A.J. Francis from Miami.
New England also signed five players to the practice squad — linebackers Ja'Gared Davis and Jeff Tarpinian, defensive backs Kanorris Davis and Justin Green and defensive lineman Marcus Forston. All had been released Saturday.
Story tags » NFL

More Sports Headlines

NEWSLETTER

Sports headlines

Top sports stories delivered daily

Calendar

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus