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Posted on: Thursday, March 25, 2010

NFL: Jets' Ryan not pleased about Washington's absence


DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
AP Sports Writer

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. New York Jets coach Rex Ryan is disappointed that injured running back Leon Washington has decided to stay away from the team's voluntary workouts.

The versatile Washington, recovering from a broken right leg, was rehabilitating at the team's facility until he was offered a second-round restricted free agent tender earlier this month. The former Pro Bowl kick returner is now working out on his own, something that irks Ryan.

The coach says Thursday that although the team workouts are voluntary, he believes Washington should be with his teammates because of the Jets' outstanding facilities. Washington is the only player not at the workouts.

Ryan adds that he hasn't spoken to Washington recently about the situation.