Patriots cut return man Leon Washington


The New England Patriots have cut return man Leon Washington.

Washington got a $360,000 signing bonus when he joined the Patriots but the club feels the 31-year-old has lost a step. A lost fumble in the Patriots preseason finale did not help his chances of remaining with the team.

A team or two figures to give Washington a look now that he is a free agent but the days of being an elite return man are long gone.

Washington has returned eight kickoffs for touchdowns in his career, including one last year.