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Patriots reportedly will host ex-Seahawks return specialist Leon Washington

03.14.13 at 7:05 am ET

Return specialist/running back Leon Washington, who was cut by the Seahawks this week, will visit the Patriots on Thursday, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Washington, who reportedly has drawn interest from the Buccaneers as well, averaged 29.0 yards on kickoff returns and 8.7 yards on punt returns in 2012. He also rushed 23 times for 83 yards and caught four passes for 31 yards. He was named to the Pro Bowl for the second time in his career.

The 30-year-old has spent the last three seasons in Seattle, following four years with the Jets. The 5-foot-8, 203-pounder has 2,213 rushing yards (4.7 ypc average), 1,127 receiving yards. 6,315 kick return yards and 26 touchdowns  in his seven-year career.

He was a fourth-round pick of the Jets in 2006 out of Florida State.

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