Posts Tagged ‘Leon Washington’

Despite 2008 success, RB Jones losing fantasy value

Thomas Jones might have been one of the most productive running backs in fantasy football last season, but Michael Fabiano sees his value falling with the new-look Jets.

Jets need to give Washington a new contract

Let me first give the disclaimer that I am a Florida State Seminole, as is Leon Washington. That said, Washington has earned a new contract, and it’s imperative that the Jets get a deal done because their 2009 season will ride on the field position that the Pro Bowl returner provides.

Fantasy roundup: Ravens RB McGahee healthy, ready

Ravens RB Willis McGahee has been one of the most frustrating fantasy options in recent memory, so forgive my trepidation when he told the Baltimore Sun that he’s completely healthy and ready to challenge Ray Rice for the No. 1 spot in Baltimore.

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.

Roundup: Dolphins LB Crowder fires back at Ryan

Jets coach Rex Ryan — perhaps taking after his outspoken father, Buddy Ryan — has wasted no time adding heat to the already hot AFC East rivalries.

Jets RB Washington excused from OTA for birth of son

Jets RB Leon Washington again was absent from practice Wednesday, but he was excused this time to be at his fiancee’s side for the birth of their baby boy, Noel.

Fantasy owners need to monitor RBs James, Jones

Fantasy editor Michael Fabiano discusses the swirling rumors involving running backs Edgerrin James and Thomas Jones and the fantasy implications for next season.

Ryan: Absence of Jones, Washington ‘unfortunate’

New York Jets running backs Thomas Jones and Leon Washington have both been no-shows to the team’s voluntary minicamp this week as they attempt to negotiate new contracts. On Thursday, Jets coach Rex Ryan opened up on not having his top two running backs at practice.

Jets’ Washington could end boycott soon

Jets kick returner and backup running back Leon Washington has not attended voluntary Organized Team Activities (OTAs), which started Monday, reportedly because he’s unhappy with the way his a contract extension negotiations have been handled.

Greene could become a real fantasy sleeper in 2009

It’s only May, but fantasy football owners should still be taking note of the current state of affairs in the Jets backfield.

Jets thin at RB without unhappy Washington, Jones

Alvin Keels, the agent for Leon Washington, said he hopes to re-establish dialogue with the Jets regarding stalled contract talks that have led to his client opting not to participate in the team’s voluntary workouts the past two days.

Jets RB Washington wants to be paid for versatility

Jets all-purpose RB Leon Washington is seeking a long-term contract extension, the New York Daily News reports, and believes his versatility puts him in exclusive company.

Jets RB Jones skips second day of offseason workouts

With 1,312 rushing yards and 15 total touchdowns in 2008, Jets running back Thomas Jones posted his best statistical season. Now it appears like the AFC rushing champion wants to be payed like, well, the AFC rushing champion.

Washington applies lessons learned from Martin

They never played a game together, never even practiced together, but Leon Washington spent a season with Curtis martin, watching, listening and learning. It was 2006, when Washington was getting started in the NFL and Martin was bidding a long, painful farewell to football, writes Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News.

Could it happen…again?

Thomas Jones, our Start of the Week, is being outdone by his teammate, Leon Washington in Week 8.

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