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So Long Leon

Mark Sanchez #6 hands off the ball to

Mark Sanchez #6 hands off the ball to Leon Washington #29 of the New York Jets against the Buffalo Bills during the game on October 18, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo Credit: Getty/Jared Wickerham

Leon Washington's days with the Jets are done.

In a move that appeared to be coming when they traded up to select USC RB Joe McKnight earlier in the morning,  the Jets have shipped the RB/KR and a seventh-round pick (No. 236) to the Seahawks in exchange for a fifth-round pick (No.139).

The Jets chose FB John Conner, a 5-10, 240-pounder out of the University of Kentucky, with the pick. He could be the heir apparent to veteran FB Tony Richardson.

Washington's sudden exit concludes a roller-coaster year, one that ended without him getting the long-term deal he coveted. He boycotted the team's voluntary offseason conditioning program in protest -- most of last offseason and the early portion of this year's too -- missed the first full day of training camp in Cortland and then broke his right leg two months later against the Raiders.

But he returned to be back around the team April 15, the day he signed his $1.759 milion tender. He said he'd be ready to go by training camp and was excited about the Jets' offseason acquisitions.

“If you look at the moves the Jets have been making this offseason, we probably have put ourselves in the situation where we we are going to be in the Super Bowl," Washington said that day. "So if I can do anything to help this team get there, being healthy, I think it would be a tremendous fit for me and the team.”

Apparently, the Jets no longer thought he fit and he's now a Seahawk.

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