Despite thinking otherwise, Jets running back Leon Washington has reported to the team and was on the field for the first practice of training camp.
Washington must have come in the back door, as he was a no-show when the rest of the team checked into the players’ dormitory Thursday because of a contract dispute. He’s looking for a big raise, and there has been word that talks are ongoing.
A Pro Bowl selection last season as a kick returner, Washington took part in drills at the start of Friday’s first practice. It wasn’t immediately known if a deal was reached between the Jets and Washington.
Washington, due to earn $535,000 this season, is in the final year of his rookie deal and is believed to be looking for about $6 million a year. With Washington at SUNY Cortland, the Jets now have all of their players at camp.