Re: Question about Leon Washington
The rumors about Washington being a part of the trade were odd. He couldn't have been traded at the time we sent Santonio to New York because he hadn't signed his RFA tender yet. But now that he has signed it, he is tradeable. If we tried to work out a Santonio-for-Leon deal last week that could not be consummated (I hate using that word now after the Ben ordeal), perhaps we worked out some implicit agreement with them that if we are not able to get the RB that we want on Thursday or Friday of the draft, that we could send the Jets the 5th rounder that we got from them for Santonio back to them for Washington. I'd be happy with that (but only if we weren't able to get someone else that we wanted, like Tate or Gerhart or whatever). It would be a solid contingency plan if it were true.