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Jets Hire Former RB Leon Washington as Special Teams Assistant

NFL: Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets have continued to add to their staff by bringing in former Jets running back and fan favourite Leon Washington as a special teams assistant, working under retained special teams coordinator Brant Boyer.

Washington spent the best years of his career in New York with the Jets between 2006 and 2009 before leaving to play in Seattle in 2010.

Over the course of his career he had 2271 yards rushing and 16 TD’s, while catching 168 passes for 1286 yards and 4 touchdowns.

A lot of his best work came on the special teams unit where he returned 292 kicks for over 7500 yards and 8 touchdowns. He made two pro-bowls, one with the Jets in 2008 and one with the Seahawks in 2012.

He spent some time with the Detroit Lions learning his trade and will now move to New York to try and advance his coaching career.