- Jane McManus, Reporter & Columnist, espnW.com
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Although there is no official word from the Jets yet, Leon Washington's agent Alvin Keels tweeted last night that the running back would sign his RFA tender offer. He is the last Jet to do it, and the only one who hasn't been participating in the Jets offseason training program in Florham Park.
RB Shonn Greene said it will be good to have Washington back and 100 percent participation, and FB Tony Richardson agreed.
"Obviously when he comes back we're going to welcome him back," Richardson said.
Elsewhere, ESPN's Adam Schefter says it seems as though Dolphins OLB Jason Taylor will end up a Jet. The Newark Star-Ledger reports the Jets made a last-minute pitch to Taylor Wednesday. Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland said he wants to wait until after the draft to decide on Taylor, but the Jets will need to draft a pass-rusher pretty high if they can't get him.
Despite the fact that it seems Taylor wants to wait, the Jets need to know whether they need to draft a defensive end. That conference call between the Jets and Taylor could have easily included a deadline.
As I wrote yesterday, the Jets need to draft a safety if they have Taylor in hand. If not, they need to look for a DE.
Later today, Mike Tannenbaum will discuss draft issues. But after having been to a few of these already, I wouldn't expect a lot of specifics. I'm taking the over on the phrase "best player available."
Update: Bart Scott said that Leon Washington is in the building. Still no official word from the Jets on the tender.
Also, QB Mark Sanchez said he has been doing some running in the pool (i.e. no impact) and expects to be able to run on land by mid-May and be ready to go for training camp.
Santonio Holmes' locker is next to Scott's, but there was no sign of the WR this morning.