One day after shaking up their receiving corps, the Patriots will host two more potential additions to their offense. According to reports, both receiver Donald Jones and running back Leon Washington are visiting Foxborough on Thursday.
Source tells me former Bills WR Donald Jones is visiting the Patriots today.— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) March 14, 2013
Former Seahawks and Jets RB Leon Washington is visiting the Patriots today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2013
Washington would be an interesting fit as a veteran presence among New England's young running backs, especially since Danny Woodhead is a free agent. Washington has been an effective pass-catcher and kick-returner in stops with the Jets and Seahawks over the last seven seasons, giving him the kind of versatile skill set that coach Bill Belichick has valued in the past. With an average of 29.0 yards per kickoff return last season, Washington earned a trip to the Pro Bowl.
Jones, a three-year veteran, made a career-high 41 catches for 443 yards last season as a member of the Bills. Patriots fans might remember him as the player Vince Wilfork de-cleated with a huge hit in Week 4.