Updated: Leon Washington signs with Patriots

Updated: Leon Washington signs with Patriots
March 14, 2013, 6:30 pm
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He's new, so the Patriots will probably -- probably -- forgive Leon Washington. This time.

But the running back/return specialist, visiting Foxboro today after being released by the Seahawks, broke the First Commandment of Patriotland -- Say Nothing Of Substance To The Media -- when he actually beat them to the punch in announcing the news of his signing with New England on Twitter:


#Blessed Lets Go #Pats instagr.am/p/W2rH4HQwpL/

— Leon Washington (@Leon_Washington) March 14, 2013



And he posted a picture of himself in a Patriots hat.

About an hour later, the Pats confirmed Washington's signing. His addition gives them a Pro Bowl-caliber kick/punt returner, which will ease that part of Wes Welker's departure . . . at least on the punt-return side.