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Leon Washington, Patriots agree to 1-year contract

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Just like that, Leon Washington is a New England Patriot. Washington and the Patriots agreed to terms on a one-year contract. He figures to help the Patriots on special teams as a return man.

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The New England Patriots next free agent signing is coming from Seattle. Former Seahawks and New York Jets return man Leon Washington tweeted this out:

Which included this picture:

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Which means Washington is a Patriot. It's a one-year deal, according to multiple reports. This comes one day after the Pats lost Wes Welker and added Danny Amendola, so they're staying busy into the second wave of free agency.

As Greg Knopping wrote, keep an eye on Danny Woodhead because this could affect him.

Washington, 31, is tied for the NFL record with eight kick return touchdowns and he's still one of the league's better return men. Last season he was second in the league, averaging 29 yards per return. Washington is a running back but it's unclear how often he'll be used considering he had just 23 carries last season.

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