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MM 11.20: Javon Leake signs with Washington Football Team practice squad

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Running back Javon Leake has found a new NFL home after being waived by the New York Giants back in late August. The Washington Football Team announced it had signed the former Terp to its practice squad Thursday.

Leake opted out of his senior year after a dominant season Maryland football in 2019. His two kickoff return touchdowns and 26.8 yards per return were enough to earn him a spot on the All-Big Ten First Team as the Rodgers-Dwight Big Ten Return Specialist of the Year. In addition to his accolades at kick returner, Leake was also named as an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten Running Back.

The Greensboro, North Carolina native compiled over 1,100 rushing yards and over 1,400 return yards, average 7.9 yards per carry, throughout his Maryland career.

Now back with an NFL team, Leake will look to carve his way onto Washington’s 53-man roster.

In Other News

Maryland football will miss its second straight game this weekend after more players and head coach Mike Locksley tested positive for COVID-19.

Wes provided an update following the announcement.

Mike looked at the top players Maryland men’s basketball with face this upcoming season.

Lila broke down Jalen Smith’s new landing spot in Phoenix after he was drafted 10th overall on Wednesday night.

Maryland men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon spoke with the media Thursday.

The Maryland community is still stoked Smith getting his name called in the NBA Draft.

Legendary Maryland alum Scott Van Pelt honored Len Bias with a shoutout on Wednesday night’s show.

Maryland men’s basketball has produced a lot of NBA Draft picks over the last five years.

Director of Basketball Performance Kyle Tarp gets credit for another body transformation within the Maryland men’s basketball program.

Maryland women’s basketball sophomore Diamond Miller seems poised to improve on her freshman year.

Ashley Owusu is in great position to be one of the nation’s best point guards this season for Maryland women’s basketball.

The Maryland women’s lacrosse team looks ready to jump right into the upcoming spring season.