Renton, WA (Sports Network) - On the same day they officially welcomed in
Percy Harvin, the Seattle Seahawks said goodbye to Leon Washington, releasing
the Pro Bowl return man on Tuesday.
Washington led the NFC with an average of 29.0 yards per kick return this past
season in earning his second career Pro Bowl nod, but the seven-year veteran
was deemed expendable when the Seahawks acquired the dynamic Harvin in a trade
with the Minnesota Vikings for a package of draft picks that included this
The 30-year-old Washington also went to the Pro Bowl in 2010, his first
campaign in Seattle after spending his first four years in the league with the
New York Jets. He returned three kicks for touchdowns that season and owns
eight for his career, tied for the most in NFL history.
Washington owns a career average of 25.9 yards per kick return and 9.9 yards
per punt runback, while Harvin has averaged 27.9 yards on 114 career kick
returns and has a league-high five touchdowns in that category since entering
the NFL in 2009.
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