Do the Niners need another running back?
NBC's Profootballtalk.com is reporting that Jets tailback and return specialist Leon Washington has been talking to Niners and that the Niners are interested.
To get Washington, a restricted free agent who suffered a broken leg last season, the Niners would have to give up a second-round draft pick.
Washington is an all-purpose Brian Westbrook-type who would complement a West Coast offense, and he would definitely be an upgrade to Arnaz Battle returning kicks.
The 49ers are well aware of his talents: Former Jets running back coach Jimmy Raye is the Niners offensive coordinator.