Leon Washington to Be Released

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Seahawks are planning to release RB Leon Washington.  It's strange to be even talking about releasing a player who just made the Pro Bowl as one of the best return men in the business, but the impending signing of Percy Harvin made him expendable.  Harvin is a pretty decent return man in his own right, and the contract the team is working out with him (reportedly in the neighborhood of 5 years, $56 million) is large enough that the Seahawks will want to clear up a little cap space afterwards.

But regardless of the financial sense it makes, I'm going to miss seeing Washington standing on the goal line, bobbing his head in time to the stadium music while he waits for the kickoff to commence.  Here's hoping he catches on with another team and gets in a few more years' worth of solid return play, preferably somewhere in the AFC where he'll be least likely to play against the Seahawks.