Tag:Justin Forsett
Posted on: August 28, 2010 9:25 pm
Edited on: August 28, 2010 9:27 pm

Leon Washington adds to his remarkable comeback

Posted by Andy Benoit
L. Washington
Leon Washington is writing one of the most remarkable comeback stories of the season. After landing on Injured Reserve with a horrendous compound leg fracture with the Jets last season (you can view a clip here), Washington was traded to Seattle for a fifth-round pick. He returned to the field against the Packers last week. In that game, he had four carries for 19 yards and a touchdown, as well as a six-yard reception.

Saturday night, Washington wrote another chapter in his story by getting the starting nod against the Vikings. Justin Forsett and Julius Jones started the first two preseason games, though some are speculating that Washington is the favorite to win the competition and line up with the first unit September 12.

At halftime of the Minnesota game, Washington had 16 yards on six carries. He figures to be the leading candidate for kick return duties on Opening Day; his only kick return against Minnesota went for 23 yards.

Asked earlier in the week by the Seattle Post Intelligencer if he had something to prove, Washington said, "Not at all. I had to really come to a closure with that point, once that situation happened. Right now I'm just trying to out-do myself. If I can give my best, my best is good enough. That's the way I look at it.''

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Posted on: June 22, 2010 8:33 pm

Washington back at practice

For the first time since suffering a compound fracture of his tibia and fibula last year while playing for the Jets, requiring a metal rod to be inserted in his leg, Seahawks RB Leon Washington, was on the field in a helmet for practice today.

Coach Pete Carroll told reporters he thinks Washington is ahead of schedule, and though the team will continue to be careful with him, he could be ready to compete by the start of training camp.

Just practicing was heaven for Washington, he told the team’s official web site .

“It felt good,” Washington told seahawks.com. “All I can say is that it’s a blessing. This was a long time coming. I’ve been looking forward to this day since last October. I felt like a little kid playing Pop Warner football again.”

On Tuesday, Washington worked out in individual, non-contact drills, and he plans to practice again Wednesday.

It’ll be interesting to see how the Seahawks use Washington, who split carries with Thomas Jones last season. There was a question whether Washington’s career would be over after suffering the injury, and it doesn’t seem likely he’ll have the same ability as when he was a rushing, receiving and a Pro Bowl-caliber kick returning threat who made good use of his speed and quickness.

Plus, the Seahawks already have Julius Jones and Justin Forsett – neither of whom have rathad their leg bone break through their skin anytime recently – in the backfield. Then again, both were rather mediocre last year, and if Washington can retain much of his speed, he could make an impact.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 18, 2010 2:27 pm
Edited on: June 18, 2010 2:41 pm

Lynch misses more practice

Marshawn Lynch must be a really good friend. But he sounds like a crappy teammate – and maybe a pretty decent job prospector.

According to the Twitter feed of ESPN’s Adam Schefter , Lynch missed today’s Buffalo OTA session to fly to Dallas to be a groomsman at the wedding of RB Justin Forsett, a teammate of Lynch’s from Cal.

Lynch missed most of Buffalo’s offseason workouts – and didn’t actually meet Bills coach Chan Gailey until this week – and when he reported to the team, he said he had been simply kicking back at home .

We’ll have to see how Gailey and his teammates respond to his absence; it should be noted that Seattle is rumored to have an interest in obtaining the services of Lynch – who is no better than third on the Bills depth chart at this point. And Forsett, of course, plays for the Seahawks.

--Josh Katzowitz

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