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Jim Leonhard

Jim Leonhard - S

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 8"/ 188 lbs.
Birthday 10/27/1982
Birthplace Tony, WI
College Wisconsin
Years played 9

Dominant Patriots separating from pack

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
New England, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and New Orleans are the four best teams in the NFL, writes PFW's Hub Arkush, who says nobody is playing at the Patriots' level right now.

Opportunistic 'D' keys Saints' late run

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
The Saints started the season slowly, but with veteran S Darren Sharper back healthy and second-year FS Malcolm Jenkins playing well, the Saints' defense has returned to its "Super" form.

Week 14 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 10 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Patriots QB Tom Brady, Saints FS Malcolm Jenkins and Cardinals PK Jay Feely as its Players of the Week.

Brees, Jenkins lead Saints past Rams

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
Drew Brees threw for three scores, Malcolm Jenkins returned one of his two interceptions 96 yards for his first career touchdown, and New Orleans won its sixth straight game 31-13 over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Saints RB Ivory's violent running impresses Payton

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
Undrafted rookie Chris Ivory has made a major impression on head coach Sean Payton, who has said he doesn't want to reduce Ivory's workload even though Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas are getting back to 100 percent.

Late TD rallies Saints over Bengals

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed Archie Manning as the Saints' all-time leading passer Sunday, then rallied New Orleans to its fifth straight win, 34-30 over the Cincinnati Bengals

Veteran SLB Clark making most of second stint with Saints

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 9:11 p.m. ET
In his 11th season, 33-year-old Danny Clark is past his prime, but he has been an unsung hero for the Saints' defense in his second stint with the team.

2-9 Bengals fail to sell out Paul Brown Stadium

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
The Bengals-Saints game in Cincinnati will be blacked out on local television because the game is not a sellout.

Brees named sportsman of the year

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 9:43 a.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees was named Sports Illustrated's sportsman of the year on Tuesday, becoming the 57th recipient of the award.

Bush’s return doesn’t go as planned

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
Hopefully owners didn't immediately reinsert Reggie Bush into their lineups upon his return. If they did, they were surely disappointed.

Saints will bring RB Bush along slowly

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
After missing the previous eight games while recovering from a broken fibula, Saints RB Reggie Bush returned against the Cowboys in Week 12, and his involvement on offense was limited.

Saints DE Smith arrested on domestic abuse charge

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Saints DE Will Smith was arrested and charged with domestic abuse battery early Saturday morning.

Saints rally to beat Cowboys in thriller

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 8:28 p.m. ET
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have recovered from blowing a 17-point lead by marching 89 yards for a go-ahead touchdown with 1:55 left to pull out a 30-27 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.

Saints' Bush active; Shockey, Thomas inactive

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
RB Reggie Bush is active for the first time since Week Two, as the Saints meet the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. Bush had been sidelined with an injury to his fibula.

2011 NFC South free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph could be rather expensive to re-sign once the 2011 free-agent signing period begins, but GM Mark Dominik is expected to do whatever it takes to retain the highly regarded Joseph.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 08, 2013
Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said the team agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Leonhard, a free agent.||||||| Leonhard played in all 16 regular season games and had one start for Denver last year, finishing with two interceptions. He also returned 15 punts for 89 yards.
Posted Aug. 21, 2012
Leonhard practiced Tuesday for the first time since undergoing a right knee operation in December. The Broncos removed him from their PUP list and placed him on their 90-man roster. He participated in drills with other defensive backs but was held out of team drills.||||||| Leonhard said he hopes he can practice in team portions when the Broncos return from a day off Thursday. He also said he'd like to play in one of Denver's final two preseason games, but he's sure the training staff will "protect me from myself" and take things slowly.
Posted Aug. 03, 2012
Leonhard received a chance to take a physical and meet with some former teammates, but not much else at Buffalo Bills training camp on Friday.||||||| Coach Chan Gailey said he didn't watch the player's workout and did not meet with Leonhard during his two-day visit. Gailey then referred questions regarding Leonhard to general manager Buddy Nix. Leonhard is a seven-year veteran who spent the past three seasons emerging as a fan favorite with the New York Jets. His stint with the Jets ended this offseason, when the team did not re-sign him.
Posted Dec. 12, 2011
Jets coach Rex Ryan says safety Jim Leonhard will miss the rest of the season with a torn patella tendon in his right knee after being injured in Sunday's victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.||||||| Leonhard underwent an MRI exam, which confirmed Monday what the Jets first feared when he went down on a tackle following and interception. It is the second straight year Leonhard has been lost for the season because of a devastating injury. Leonhard broke the same leg in a collision with teammate Patrick Turner during practice a little more than a year ago.
Posted Dec. 11, 2011
Leonhard was scheduled to have an MRI exam on his right knee Monday to determine the severity of the injury after being hurt making an interception in the second quarter of the Jets' 37-10 victory. Several teammates feared it could be a season-ending injury.||||||| Leonhard was hurt when he intercepted a pass by Tyler Palko intended for Steve Breaston and the Chiefs wide receiver made a twisting tackle. Leonhard immediately reached for his leg in pain before being helped to the sideline by two trainers and carted into the locker room.

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