Originally posted on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 11/7/12
BY NICK ST. DENIS"Neon" Leon Washington was "Neon" before he actually wore neon.Washington, now a Seattle Seahawk, was the New York Jets' most elusive player in the mid-2000s, returning four kickoffs for touchdowns after being drafted by Gang Green in 2006. He also set a franchise record for all-purpose yards in a season in 2008.Being drafted in the same class as franchise linemen Nick Mangold and D'Brickashaw Ferguson, and just a year off of arguably the team's two best defensive players, Washington knew his time with the Jets was short due to finances.The 5-foot-8 all-purpose back fractured his fibula during the 2009 season and was traded to Seattle before the 2010 NFL campaign. Washington says he understood the move and had no hard feelings. (photo: gmo66, Flickr)"I remember when I got traded, Rex [Ryan] came and talked to me and said, 'Look, Leon, we have to pay a bunch of guys, Nick Mangold, David Harris' — I remember him saying the names — 'Darrelle Revis' and stuff like that,...
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