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Jets backfield depth a serious concern

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Leon Washington Bouncing Back In Seattle (5:02)

Leon Washington talks about coming back from injury with the Seahawks (5:02)

The New York Jets seem to have made the right call in the backfield by releasing Thomas Jones and signing LaDainian Tomlinson.

Their other move at running back, however, is backfiring loudly. The Jets traded Leon Washington to the Seattle Seahawks.

The Jets were wary of Washington's recovery from a compound leg fracture, but he has been a star there so far, returning two kickoffs for touchdowns Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.

The Jets drafted USC's Joe McKnight in the third round. McKnight has been invisible. He had a terrible preseason and hasn't been activated for a regular-season game yet because head coach Rex Ryan doesn't trust him.

Meanwhile, the Jets have seen a pair of their running backs -- passed over because of McKnight -- go to other teams recently. The New England Patriots picked up Danny Woodhead. The St. Louis Rams signed Chauncey Washington from the Jets' practice squad.

Leon Washington appeared on ESPN's "First Take" on Tuesday to talk about his comeback season.