Leon Washington was a notable signing for the Patriots during the offseason. Shortly after making the 53-man roster, Washington was cut.
However, it appears that the void left by Washington's departure in the kick return game is not something that could be filled internally by candidates such as Shane Vereen and even 250 lb. back, LeGarrette Blount.
After working out for a number of teams including his former squad and division foe, the New York Jets, Washington is back in New England.
The two-time pro bowler is tied with Josh Cribbs with an NFL record, eight career kickoff returns for touchdowns.