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Posted on: Thursday, April 15, 2010

NFL: Jets RB Washington signs tender, hopeful for camp


DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
AP Sports Writer

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. Running back Leon Washington has signed his tender contract offer with the New York Jets, and hopes to be recovered from a broken right leg in time for training camp.

Washington, a fourth-round pick in 2006, received a second-round tender last month worth $1.759 million.

The former Pro Bowl kick returner suffered a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula at Oakland on Oct. 25, and missed the rest of the season. He has been training at the Athletes' Performance-Andrews Institute in Pensacola, Fla., for the past five weeks.

Washington, 27, says Thursday he will continue his rehabilitation at the team's facility. He has been running for three weeks and says the leg is "feeling pretty good."