• Breaking: Deal in principle for Leon Washington in Seattle

    Seattle Seahawks running back and special teams star Leon Washington has agreed to a new deal.

    "I have a deal in principle on a 4-year contract for Leon Washington," said agent Alvin Keels in breaking the news Tuesday morning.

    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Washington has agreed to terms on a deal worth about $12.5 million with a max value of $16 million. Sources add that the guaranteed portion of the agreement is $3.5 million.

    Washington was traded to Seattle in April 2010 reportedly for a fifth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

    As a running back in 2010, he logged 100 yards on 27 carries but amassed 1,461 yards as a kick returner. That included two return touchdowns against the Chargers in September.

    He averaged 11.3 yards per punt return the same season.

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    1. Andy Freeland's Avatar
      Washington had a gruesome broken leg in 2009 and was traded from the Jets to the Seahawks last year. He had to prove that he was healthy to get a new contract, which he did by tying for the NFL lead with 3 KOR TDs. He now has 7 career KOR TDs.
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      I'm glad for him, as he no longer kills the Bills twice a year.
    1. Wordsworth's Avatar
      Two of those returns were in the same game against the abyssmal San Diego special teams unit. I believe a 4-year deal might be too ambitious for someone like Washington who doesn't possess great value on offense. It is rare for a special teamer to be effective over a long stretch of seasons. The shelf life on them is very short.
    1. KabaModernFan's Avatar
      @AdamSchefter: "Seattle RB Leon Washington reached agreement today with Seattle on a four-year, $12.5 million deal -- up to $16 million with incentives."
    1. Josina Anderson's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeland View Post
      Washington had a gruesome broken leg in 2009 and was traded from the Jets to the Seahawks last year. He had to prove that he was healthy to get a new contract, which he did by tying for the NFL lead with 3 KOR TDs. He now has 7 career KOR TDs.
      Great triumph for Washington and Keels.
    1. Phil McConkey's Avatar
      Josina, Congratulations on breaking this story! You're even making me look good by association, and that's hard to do!
    1. Dave Lapham's Avatar
      Good for Washington. The Jets gave up on him after that terrible broken leg. He is gutsy and determined. True he had 2 return TDs vs. a pitiful Chargers coverage unit, but now having 7 for his career tells me he knows what he is doing.
    1. Josina Anderson's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil McConkey View Post
      Josina, Congratulations on breaking this story! You're even making me look good by association, and that's hard to do!
      Phil you are so silly. Thanks darlin, but it is the other way around. The "Pros" & wisdom of the followers on this page is for whom credit is due. Me, I'm tired from ripping and running. Watching Charlie Sheen. Not sure this is helping. Meh! Who am I to say. He is "winning" to the bank I guess.
    1. Josina Anderson's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Lapham View Post
      Good for Washington. The Jets gave up on him after that terrible broken leg. He is gutsy and determined. True he had 2 return TDs vs. a pitiful Chargers coverage unit, but now having 7 for his career tells me he knows what he is doing.
      Great point and insight Dave.
    1. Josina Anderson's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by ScottDCP View Post
      I'm glad for him, as he no longer kills the Bills twice a year.
      So do you want Cam Newton?
    1. msclemons's Avatar
      I'm not going to comment on the Washington deal until Jo-Jo evaluates his running. Are his elbows in? Too much head bob?

      I can't decide without more info.
    1. Josina Anderson's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by msclemons View Post
      I'm not going to comment on the Washington deal until Jo-Jo evaluates his running. Are his elbows in? Too much head bob?

      I can't decide without more info.
      This has to be the funniest thing I have seen. Clearly you are referencing my tweets on Robert Quinn and Von Miller. Lol! This coming season I can give you a fresh breakdown on Washington's running style. Let's give him an opportunity to build up his RB yardage again after regaining his health. FWIW, Head Bob-age is a big deal..run forward not up and down. LOL.
    1. Andy Freeland's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by msclemons View Post
      I'm not going to comment on the Washington deal until Jo-Jo evaluates his running. Are his elbows in? Too much head bob?

      I can't decide without more info.
      Josina was a college track star. If she talks about running, you better listen.
    1. Phil McConkey's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Josina Anderson View Post
      Phil you are so silly. Thanks darlin, but it is the other way around. The "Pros" & wisdom of the followers on this page is for whom credit is due. Me, I'm tired from ripping and running. Watching Charlie Sheen. Not sure this is helping. Meh! Who am I to say. He is "winning" to the bank I guess.
      You're the only one on this board that can get away with calling me "darlin". I love it! Seriously though, next time your in SoCal, I need you to coach me up. I'm running sprints in masters track meets and can use your expertise.
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Josina Anderson View Post
      So do you want Cam Newton?
      No, Nay, Never. No Never Nohow! We've got enough return guys, though I think he might make as good an OLB as Locker will a safety..

      Absolutely not. I want Von Miller first, hopefully Heyward or Paea second, Greg Jones third, Kelvin Sheppard Fourth, and the second coming of Jason Peters in there somewhere.

      If there's a quarterback I want this year, it's going to be either Ponder or Kapaernick. I fear that Dalton's arm won't stand up to December winds at the Ralph.
    1. Phil McConkey's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by ScottDCP View Post
      No, Nay, Never. No Never Nohow! We've got enough return guys, though I think he might make as good an OLB as Locker will a safety..

      Absolutely not. I want Von Miller first, hopefully Heyward or Paea second, Greg Jones third, Kelvin Sheppard Fourth, and the second coming of Jason Peters in there somewhere.

      If there's a quarterback I want this year, it's going to be either Ponder or Kapaernick. I fear that Dalton's arm won't stand up to December winds at the Ralph.
      I agree with Scott, just because you need a franchise QB, you don't reach for one since there are red flags on everyone of them this year. Besides, I kinda like Fitzpatrick. It's all a moot point if you can't stop the other team. An ideal situation, considering the quality depth at DL, would be to take Von Miller at #3, then the best available DL at #34.
    1. Turk Schonert's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil McConkey View Post
      You're the only one on this board that can get away with calling me "darlin". I love it! Seriously though, next time your in SoCal, I need you to coach me up. I'm running sprints in masters track meets and can use your expertise.
      Phil, I can help. Stop sprinting ... Jog, your 50 years old (or thereabouts), I took sprint out of my vocabulary a long time ago!! Isn't sprint and masters (meaning old) an oxymoron anyway?
    1. Phil McConkey's Avatar
      Turk, thanks, but I just turned 54 and I'm fighting the aging process as hard as I can.
    1. Phil McConkey's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Turk Schonert View Post
      Phil, I can help. Stop sprinting ... Jog, your 50 years old (or thereabouts), I took sprint out of my vocabulary a long time ago!! Isn't sprint and masters (meaning old) an oxymoron anyway?
      Actually, it's inspiring to see a 74 year old woman run a 14.6 100 meters, or a 85 year old guy high jumping. I know it's not NFL football, but these people are amazing!
    1. Turk Schonert's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil McConkey View Post
      Actually, it's inspiring to see a 74 year old woman run a 14.6 100 meters, or a 85 year old guy high jumping. I know it's not NFL football, but these people are amazing!
      God Bless them Phil, I bet that is pretty inspiring to watch!