Jets Re-sign Franks, Leon Unhappy With $$$

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Jets Re-sign Franks, Leon Unhappy With $$$

The New York Jets re-signed TE Bubba Franks to a 1-year contract. Franks, 31, signed with the Gang Green last year as a free agent after spending the previous 8 seasons with the Green Bay Packers. He played 8 games for the green and white, making only 6 receptions for 47 yards, 0 TD.

The reason for bringing Franks back was an obvious lack of depth at the TE position. The Jets only have TE Dustin Keller, who is more of a wide receiver, and 3 rookies at the position. After failing to secure services of another veteran, TE Michael Gaines, and releasing TE Chris Baker, the Gang Green had to fill the void with an experienced tight end who can also block.

Meanwhile, it appears that RB Leon Washington is unhappy with his current contract that will pay him $535,000 base salary this year and is believed to be seeking a long-term deal worth roughly $6M per season. It is unlikely Washington will play in 2009 without a new contract. The team and Washington's agent, Alvin Keels, have been in negotiations, but those discussions have hit a snag. A person close to Washington called the team's initial offer to Washington "insulting," which has led Washington to stop attending voluntary sessions.

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