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29 Leon Washington RB
Height/Weight: 5-8/192 | Birthdate: 8/29/1982 | Birthplace: Jacksonville, FL, USA | Team: Tennessee | College: Florida State | NFL Experience: 9 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Dexter McCluster among Titans cleared for MNF


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Titans running back Dexter McCluster, who was questionable with a knee injury, is active for Monday's game against the Steelers. Also suiting up are running back Leon Washington (hamstring), cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (back) and nose tackle Sammie Lee Hill (hamstring).

Titans list all five injured players as questionable for Week 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) The Titans have listed five players on its final injury report for Monday night's game against the Steelers. All five players have been ruled questionable for Week 11. Those five players include: Nose tackle Sammie Lee Hill (hamstring), running back Dexter McCluster (knee), tight end Delanie Walker (concussion), running back Leon Washington (hamstring) and cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (back). 

Titans list McCluster, Hill, Wreh-Wilson, Washington as limited


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) The Titans announced Dexter McCluster, Sammie Lee Hill, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, and Leon Washington were limited during Thursday’s practice.

Bishop Sankey won't get to be third-down back


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said running back Leon Washington will continue handling most third downs, while rookie Bishop Sankey will keep playing on first and second down, reports ESPN.com.

"I think Bishop will still get a chance to catch passes and protect on first and second down, as well as he did in the red zone, which got us down to the 2-yard line," Whisenhunt said."But one of the things you try to be consistent with is the protection and working together on things on third down. Leon's gotten most of those reps and has done a very good job of understanding it. Because a lot of times when you play a team that is giving you a bunch of different blitzes, like that team would, having a guy that understands that and can do it is important.

"Now Bishop's got to be prepared, because obviously with an injury he goes in there. He does work at it. But you also don't want to give Bishop every snap."

According to the website, Washington has played 75 of the team's 107 third downs. Dexter McCluster has played 22, Sankey six, Shonn Greene three and Jackie Battle three.


Bishop Sankey leads Titans rushing attack in Week 10 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey got most of the team's carries during a 21-7 loss Week 10 at Baltimore. Sankey led the rushing attack with 58 yards on 17 carries.

Sankey did most of his damage before halftime, totaling 43 rushing yards on 11 carries in the first half. He finished with three catches for 19 yards.

Veteran running back Shonn Greene was second on the team with 5 rushing yards on three carries. Greene had a good chance to tally a rushing touchdown Sunday, however, he lost a fumble at the goal line on the team's opening drive in the first quarter.

Running back Leon Washington was the only Titans' player to score a touchdown Sunday. It came on a 3-yard shovel pass with 20 seconds left in the first quarter. It was his first offensive touchdown since 2012 and first receiving touchdown since 2008. Washington had one carry for 3 yards and two catches for 12 yards.

The Titans are back in action Week 11 vs. Pittsburgh.


Several Titans make small contributions in Sunday loss


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Wide receiver Nate Washington led a group of minor contributors for the Titans against Cleveland on Sunday with four catches for 57 yards. He was targeted seven times.

Also pitching in were tight end Chase Coffman with two receptions for 18 yards and running back Leon Washington with a snag for seven yards. Running back Bishop Sankey added 27 yards on eight carries while wideout Dexter McCluster had 10 yards on three carries and caught a pass.


Dexter McCluster, Shonn Greene splitting bulk of snaps through two weeks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) The running back situation for the Titans remains a guessing game, as head coach Ken Whisenhunt continues to split the workload among four running backs.

Dexter McCluster dominated the backfield timeshare through two weeks, playing 52 offensive snaps to Shonn Greene's 40. However, Greene currently leads the team in rushing with 111 yards on 20 carries. McCluster has 59 yards through the ground on 13 carries, with two catches on three targets. 

Bishop Sankey has only played 14 snaps this season, 10 of which came in Week 1. He has eight carries for 28 yards, which ranks third among his running mates. Although Leon Washington has played 22 snaps, he's gotten only four touches. Washington has two carries for 23 yards through two weeks.


Titans' RB situation remains a guessing game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) The Titans used four different running backs -- Shonn Greene, Dexter McCluster, Bishop Sankey and Leon Washington -- during a Week 1 win at Kansas City, with Greene leading the way with 71 rushing yards on 15 carries.

Though, the pecking order at running back appears to be a flexible situation heading into Week 2 against the Cowboys.

"We're going to have different personnel in and out and I think that's what's going to make this group special," McCluster said, per ESPN. "As far as me, we really don't have a set amount of carries, plays or touches. It's just kind of all how the game unfolds. It's how the game comes. With us really not knowing who's going to get in next, it keeps the defense in a frenzy, too."

Sankey didn't get his first carry until the third quarter Sunday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said that wasn't the plan regarding the rookie running back.

"It just evolves," Whisenhunt said. "He could be in the first snap this week. It really depends on the plan and what we are doing. The thing that is important to me, it’s what he did when he went in it was how he played. I thought he did a nice job."


Titans to use four backs every week


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) The Titans' official website expects coach Ken Whisenhunt to continue splitting the workload among four running backs. In the Week 1 win at Kansas City, Shonn Greene got 15 carries, Dexter McCluster nine, Bishop Sankey six and Leon Washington two.

"The number of carries will vary per week depending on the situation of the game, but it is clear that all four guys will be a part of the Titans' game plan on a weekly basis," the website said.


Titans pencil in Shonn Greene as starter


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Shonn Greene is the Titans' starting running back, according to the team's first depth chart. He's followed by Dexter McCluster, rookie Bishop Sankey and Leon Washington.

The depth chart contradicts the conventional wisdom that Sankey, the first back drafted, will end up leading Tennessee in carries.


What's the Titans' plan at running back?


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) With the release of running back Chris Johnson, the Titans plan a committee approach in 2014, reports The Tennessean. Shonn Greene is "likely to see a big boost in his responsibilities," the report said. "Greene isn't a breakaway threat, but he's proven he can be a workhorse."

Dexter McCluster is expected to get more touches at running back after getting 20 combined carries the past two years in Kansas City. He'll be the primary receiving threat out of the backfield. Jackie Battle is a 6-2, 240-pounder who's see most of his snaps in short-yardage or goal-line situations, the paper said.

The Titans also have Leon Washington and likely will draft a running back, perhaps Auburn's Tre Mason, Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey or Washington's Bishop Sankey, the report said.


Leon Washington staying with Titans


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/11/2014) The Titans will bring back return man Leon Washington in 2014, reports the Tennessean.


Injured Titans able to go


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Several Titans listed on the injury report are active for their game vs. Arizona, including linebacker Akeem Ayers and cornerback Alterraun Verner, who were questionable with groin injuries.

Defensive end Karl Klug (back), guard Andy Levitre (hip), center Brian Schwenke (ankle), offensive tackle David Stewart (shoulder) and running back Leon Washington (ankle) all will play after being listed as probable.


Half-dozen Titans probable for clash with Cardinals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) Six Titans have been deemed probable for the game Sunday against Arizona, including tight end Delanie Walker, who missed the Week 14 game with a concussion.

The other probables are defensive tackle Karl Klug (back), guard Andy Levitre (hip), wideout Leon Washington (ankle), center Brian Schwenke (ankle) and tackle David Stewart (shoulder).


Titans make a few roster moves Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2013) The Titans announced a few roster moves Tuesday. They announced the signing of Leon Washington, while waiving wide receiver Devon Wylie and center Kevin Matthews.

Report: Titans to sign Leon Washington


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2013) The Titans are planning to sign free agent running back Leon Washington, reports The Tennessean. Washington was released by the Patriots over the weekend.

Report: Patriots release Leon Washington


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2013) The Patriots have released injury-prone running back Leon Washington, according to a report from ESPN.com Saturday. Washington has not appeared in a game since Oct. 6 due to ankle troubles, and had just one carry for 1 yard in two games with the Patriots on the season.

The Patriots added defensive back Justin Green from the practice squad to take Washington's place on the 53-man roster. 


Patriots in decent shape despite long injury list


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:36 pm ET) The Patriots placed 12 players on their Friday injury report, but only tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (knee) has been ruled out. The others have a strong chance at playing Sunday night against Denver.

The questionables are cornerbacks Kyle Arrington (groin) and Alfonzo Dennard (knee), safety Steve Gregory (finger), cornerback Aqib Talib (hip) and running back Leon Washington (ankle).

Among the probables are wide receiver Matthew Slater (wrist), linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee) and running back Shane Vereen (wrist).


Patriots list Week 11 inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2013) The Patriots listed seven players as inactive for Monday Night Football: guard Chris Barker, defensive end Jake Bequette, running backs Leon Washington (ankle) and Brandon Bolden, linebacker Steve Beauharnais, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee) and safety Steve Gregory (finger).

Leon Washington ruled out for Monday night


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Patriots running back Leon Washington has been ruled out of Monday night's game at Carolina due to his troublesome ankle. The injury has limited Washington to two games this season.

Ankle still causing Leon Washington trouble


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2013) Patriots running back Leon Washington (ankle) has not played since early October due to a lingering ankle injury, and he might not be ready to make his return in Week 11 against the Panthers. Washington remained limited throughout the week in practice, and is officially considered questionable for Monday's game. 

Patriots reveal Week 9 inactives


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2013) The Patriots listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers in Week 9 due to injuries: offensive lineman Chris Barker, defensive lineman Jake Bequette, wide receiver Josh Boyce, wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins, running back Leon Washington, cornerback Aqib Talib and linebacker Steve Beauharnais.

Other Patriots could follow Tommy Kelly to inactive list


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2013) Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (knee) is the lone Patriots player ruled out for Sunday against Pittsburgh, but a few injured teammates could follow.

Among them is cornerback Aqib Talib (hip), who is listed as questionable. He declined to speak to the media all week, which led to speculation that he won't play. Also questionable are cornerback Kyle Arrington (groin) and running back Leon Washington (ankle).


Leon Washington a practice participant on Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2013) The struggling Ravens ground game could at least have another option available this week. Leon Washington was back at practice on Wednesday after being sidelined virtually all season with an ankle injury.

Washington had one carry for 1 yard in Week 2 - that has been the extent of his work in 2013. It remains to be seen if he receives more reps going forward with top two backs Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce struggling mightily.


Patriots list three injured among inactives


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) The Patriots inactive list features three injured players in Week 8, though their collective absences do not come as much of a surprise. Defensive lineman Tommy Kelly (knee) and Leon Washington (ankle) had been ruled out well before Sunday, and defensive back Aqib Talib (hip) has now missed two straight games.

Those three are joined by offensive lineman Chris Barker, linebacker Steve Beauharnais, defensive end Jake Bequette and wide receiver Josh Boyce on the inactive list.