Jets RB Washington thinking about holding out

Still without a contract to his liking, Jets RB Leon Washington told the New York Daily News that he’s considering a training-camp holdout. Washington missed three weeks of voluntary workouts, but he returned for the latter stages of the offseason program.

The Daily News reports that Washington is seeking a contract worth $6 million per season, but the team is believed to be offering around $2 million:

    “I do not know,” Washington told me in a phone interview, when asked if he’ll show up on time. “Honestly, the situation is pretty much the same as it was in minicamp (last month). We’re at a standstill. Not a standstill, but nothing has really changed.”

Without Washington, the Jets could be thin in their backfield. They have Pro Bowler Thomas Jones, but he’s also unhappy with his contract, and they drafted Iowa RB Shonn Greene in the third round of the 2009 draft.

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