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The Patriots may have lost one of their best play makers in Wes Welker, but they made up for it today when they signed one of the most electrifying return men/running backs in the game--Leon Washington.
#Blessed Lets Go #Pats instagr.am/p/W2rH4HQwpL/
â Leon Washington (@Leon_Washington) March 14, 2013
Washington let the cat out of the proverbial bag himself with this tweet and Instagram pic.
The move comes a day after losing Welker to the Denver Broncos and adding Danny Amendola.
New England has been on of those teams that went with the running back byÂ committeeÂ approach in recent years, partially because they focused on the Tom Brady-led passing attack and didn't need it and partially because they didn't have a feature back to plug into the role.
Stevan Ridley seemed to latch onto the role of feature running back last season, but with Washington's explosiveness in the open-field it would not be surprising to seem him worked into the backfield rotation some...
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New return man for the Patriots Leon Washington snaps a picture of himself via instagram with the quote #Blessed. Lets Go #Pats.
New England is well on their way to filling the Wes Welker void. Â They first acquired slot receiver Danny Amendola, and have now got their return game in place with Leon Washington. Â The Patriots have a history of making good with New York Jets leftovers...
âWes Welker must look at Danny Amendola and shake his head. A younger â and likelier cheaper â...
The Patriots added another versatile running back to the mix Thursday by signing RB/KR Leon Washington.
Wes Welker may be hooking up with a future Hall of Fame QB after all.
The former New England Patriots standout wide receiver is in âserious talksâ with the Denver Broncos today, the second day of free agency, ESPNâs Adam Schefter reports.Â The team reportedly wants to âhammer out a dealâ with the All-Pro slot receiver.
Welker, 31, had 118 catches for 1,354 yards last year...
Just before I left work today a co-worker interrupted my conversation to tell me that Wes Welker was gone, on his way to Denver. Â A minute later, thanks to the wonders of twitter, I saw that it was a two-year deal. Â I became puzzled, wasnât that what the Pats offered Welker last year, a deal he rejected? Â I rationalized that Welker surely got two years and $16 million or more...
Wes Welker Wired (by amaris574)
Mike Felger (Comcast Sports TV Anchor and Radio Host) had allegedly called out Mike Reiss (Patriots Beat Writer for ESPN Boston) for being "in the bag of the team." Felger is referring to Reiss's comment about Wes Welker's agent being partially at fault for the mishap in...
I'm as heartbroken as anybody right now. Watching Wes WelkerÂ leave for nothing more than an average contract has to make you think that the PatriotsÂ have something up their sleeves... RIGHT??
Well according to SI.com,Â Bill Belichick's master plan will not include free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha. The teams interested include the 49ersÂ (seriously, where are they getting...
So,Â Danny Amendola wasnât a reaction to Wes Welkerâs exit, after all.
According to Tom E. Curran, the Patriots and the former Rams receiver agreed to the five-year deal on Tuesday â notÂ WednesdayÂ when the signing was leaked. That being said, Curran believes that the Pats had likely already moved on from Welker and went after Amendola when No. 83 went on the market.
The easy thing is not always the right thing. That is the hardest part about running a successful NFL franchise. Unless youâre Bill Belichick, that is.
The hoodie and his minions â and/or staff â have always been very much about putting the business first. While some teams add players to try and liven up their fan base or re-sign guys based off emotion and sentimentalism, Belichick...