According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots re-signed return man Leon Washington back today. The Patriots have re-signed veteran running back/kickoff returner Leon Washington , a league source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The signing of Washington brings the Patriots' roster to a full 53 players. Getting cut by the Patriots isn’t always a final decision. With Washington being signed for the first week of the season, it fully guarantees his new salary for the remainder of the 2013 season, making it more likely he could remain on the team's roster. The signing could also tie into the availability of running back Brandon Bolden , who has been limited with a knee injury and was listed as questionable for Sunday's game.
The Patriots have made a series of small roster moves the day before their season opener, re-signing running back Leon Washington and promoting offensive lineman Josh Kline from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.