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Ex-Jet Washington joins rival Pats
Fan favorite Leon Washington has crossed enemy lines.
The former Jets running back/kick returner tweeted a photo of himself Thursday sporting a New England Patriots cap. The caption read: “#Blessed Lets Go #Pats”
Washington rushed for 1,782 yards and 13 touchdowns and caught 123 passes for 969 yards during his four-year Jets tenure. He and Josh Cribbs are also tried for the most kick-return touchdowns in the NFL (eight).
Washington, who suffered a devastating leg injury in Week 7 of the 2009 season, was traded to Seattle in 2010. But his run with the Seahawks came to an end after the Percy Harvin trade earlier this week.
The Patriots – who signed former Rams slot guy Danny Amendola as a replacement for Wes Welker – will use Washington in the return game.