Dec 23, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Leon Washington (33) returns a kickoff against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field.The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 42-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans sign Leon Washington

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Running back, return specialist and two-time Pro Bowler Leon Washington is back in the NFL after a short week-long hiatus.

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with Washington, the eight year NFL vet who was drafted in the 4th round of the NFL Draft out of Florida State.

Washington was released by New England just about a week ago, after they signed him over the off season when the Seahawks did not bring him back for a fourth season in Seattle.

The Titans obviously are looking to get more explosive in their return game, possibly generating some instant offense down the stretch. Before Washington, the only home run hitter on that offense was Chris Johnson from the running back position.

With a two and a half game deficit in the division and Indianapolis suddenly struggling to find a rhythm, Tennessee is still in it. With eight career kickoff returns for touchdowns, Washington is the NFL’s all-time leader, tied with Joshua Cribbs. He could bring the two or three explosive plays from the return game that could turn the season into a Playoff run, just like he has done in the past.

 

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