Washington full go for 1st time since broken leg

Running back and former All-Pro Leon Washington has finished his

first extensive work in full pads in a Seahawks practice 10 months

after a gruesome leg injury.

The former New York Jets dynamo told coach Pete Carroll before

Friday’s practice he was ready for full participation.

Washington suffered a compound fracture in his leg last October

during a Jets-Raiders game. Some initially thought his career was

in jeopardy.

Seattle traded for him in April. He had been limited in the

first six days of training camp.

Carroll says he is excited Washington is ahead of schedule and

joining the competition to become the lead running back.

Washington says ”it’s just a feel thing” each day on how often

he will practice fully early in camp.