Leon Washington's contract talks with the Jets have intensified and the two sides are getting close to a deal, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions. Washington's agent, Alvin Keels, and Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum have been talking all week, trying to hammer out a deal with training camp looming. Washington, who is scheduled to earn $535,000 this season in the final year of his rookie contract, is threatening a holdout if he doesn't get a new deal.