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Hawks trade No. 139 pick to the Jets for RB Leon Washington

The Seahawks made their second trade of the day, trading the team's No. 139 pick in the fifth round to the N.Y. Jets for the No. 236 pick in the seventh round and RB Leon Washington.

So the Seahawks give up a fifth-round pick but pick up a seventh rounder and a pretty good player in Washington.

Washington gives Seattle the speed back they were looking for. Washington only played seven games last year, breaking his leg against Oakland on Oct. 25. But if healthy, he provides another playmaker offensively for Seattle who can also contribute in the return game.

Wow. The Seahawks just upgraded the running game big time by bringing in LenDale White and now Leon Washington. So the running back position appears pretty crowded with Justin Forsett, Julius Jones, Quentin Ganther and Louis Rankin still on the roster. Are there more moves ahead? Stay tuned.

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