Jets’ Washington May Hold Out for Long-Term Contract

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New York Jets running back Leon Washington
is still without a long-term contract and could possibly hold out of
the team’s training camp when he is due to report on July 30.

“I do not know,” Washington said in a phone interview to the New York Daily News,
when asked if he’ll show up on time. “Honestly, the situation is pretty
much the same as it was in minicamp (last month). We’re at a
standstill. Not a standstill, but nothing has really changed.”

Washington is due to make $535,000 in the final year of his
four-year, $2 million rookie contract. He is looking for at least $6
million per year, but the Jets’ initial offer was said to be around $2
million per year. Washington held of voluntary workouts for three weeks
before returning the for the final part of the offseason program.

Under the CBA, a player under contract who doesn’t report is fined about $17,000 per day.

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