Washington's talks should interest Cribbs' camp
Updated: May 18, 2009, 5:44 PM ET
While Joshua Cribbs makes a push to revamp his seven-year contract with the Cleveland Browns, an interesting negotiation is unfolding between the New York Jets and running back Leon Washington. The Jets' star is in the last year of his rookie contract and is scheduled to make only $535,000 this season. His agent, Alvin Keels, was going to step up talks with the Jets this week. It could play into the Cribbs' situation. Over the past two seasons, Washington has led the league with 4,377 all-purpose yards. Cribbs ranks fourth with 3,835 all-purpose yards and has been to a Pro Bowl. If Washington can score a good contract, it only will make Cribbs' contract seem more outdated. He's making less than $1 million a year and has four years remaining. Burgess on Pats' radar? One potential linebacking option being explored by the New England Patriots is Oakland Raiders defensive end Derrick Burgess. With Jason Taylor off the market after he signed with the Miami Dolphins, the Patriots continue to eye Burgess, who might be available if the trade price is right with the Raiders. Burress is in the final year of the five-year contract he signed with the Raiders. It's a contract he's been trying to improve upon for years. If the Patriots could land Burgess, they might be able to convert him to a pass-rushing linebacker.
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