Agent: ‘Interest out there’ in Jets RB Washington

Updating Monday’s story about Leon Washington‘s decision to skip the Jets’ offseason conditioning program comes word from the running back’s agent, Alvin Keel, that other teams are interested in his client.

In an e-mail to the New York Daily NewsRich Cimini, Keel said Tuesday that Washington’s decision “has nothing to do with him being unhappy.”

“He loves New York and the fans,” Keel wrote. “However, we have some interest out there in Leon. Truth of the matter is, if a team is going to give up a second-round pick, it would probably get done closer to the April 15th deadline vs. right now. He will be four weeks further along in his rehab than he is right now. It only makes sense from a business standpoint.”

Washington missed the last nine games of the 2009 season after he broke his right leg.

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