Leon Washington is about to put his John Hancock on his contract tender.
The restricted free agent running back/kick returner will sign his one-year, $1.759 million tender Thursday, according to agent Alvin Keels. Of the Jets' eight restricted free agents, Washington is the last one who hasn’t signed his tender.
Reserve cornerback Drew Coleman, as we noted one post below, signed his one-year, $1.176 million tender Wednesday.
"Leon Washington will sign his tender later 2day with the NY Jets," Keels tweeted just after midnight. "Expects to have a big year and feels the Jets can win a Super Bowl!"
"He's running and progressing well in rehab. He's been working extremely hard and will rejoin the team to complete the final stages of rehab."
As tomorrow's deadline for teams to sign restricted free agents from other teams to contract tenders neared, it became more apparent no one was willing to take the risk on a Washington yet since he's coming off such a gruesome injury.
Washington is recovering from a broken right leg suffered in the Jets’ 38-0 win in Oakland Oct. 25. He's opted to stay away from the Jets’ voluntary offseason workouts and instead has reportedly been training at Athletes Performance Institute in Pensacola, Fla. since the Jets tendered him.