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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

Jenkins eases Saints’ concerns about absent Sharper

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has plenty of confidence that Malcolm Jenkins can fill the void at free safety until Darren Sharper is healthy.

Season opener a TV ratings bonanza for NBC

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
According to overnight ratings data released Friday morning by The Nielsen Company, Thursday night's Vikings-Saints game on NBC Sports was the highest-rated NFL Kickoff game ever.

Saints top Vikings 14-9 in season opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 11:56 p.m. ET
New Orleans won the much-anticipated rematch with playoff rival Minnesota on Thursday night, edging the Vikings 14-9 in a game dominated by the defenses.

Inactives for Vikings-Saints

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m. ET
The Vikings and Saints have announced their inactive players for tonight's season opener.

Study calls Cowboys most popular team

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
In a study released Thursday by Nielsen, the Cowboys ranked as the most popular team in the league.

Saints lose starting LB Casillas, make final cuts

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
The Saints lost a key component in their quest to successfully defend their Super Bowl title, placing starting WLB Jonathan Casillas on injured reserve Saturday. They also cut their roster to the 53-player limit, releasing veteran RB Ladell Betts and ...

Report: Saints FS Sharper lands on PUP list

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
Five-time Pro Bowler Darren Sharper is reportedly going to start the season on the PUP list, keeping him out of the Saints' first six games as he recovers from offseason microfracture knee surgery.

Reports: Saints release DE McCray

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Reports indicate the Saints have decided to part ways with veteran DE Bobby McCray.

Saints release LB Evans, waive four others

Posted Aug. 24, 2010 @ 10:57 p.m. ET
The Saints released LB Troy Evans, who had been with the team since 2007, and waived four other players Tuesday.

Saints place RB Hill on I.R., sign Wynn

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
RB P.J. Hill became the second Saints backup running back in less than two weeks to land on injured reserve. New Orleans signed RB DeShawn Wynn as a replacement.

Few signs of progress from Saints rookie CB Robinson

Posted Aug. 18, 2010 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
Some expected Saints rookie CB Patrick Robinson, the team's first-round pick this year, to challenge CB Randall Gay for the nickel-back job in training camp.

Report: Saints sign RB Betts as insurance

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 10:42 p.m. ET
The Saints have signed free-agent RB Ladell Betts to a one-year contract, a source told NFL.com. The former Redskin provides New Orleans with insurance after backup RB Lynell Hamilton suffered a torn ACL in the team's preseason-opening game ...

NFL announces 'The Krewe of NFL Kickoff Parade'

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The 2010 NFL season will kick off in New Orleans with a parade to ring in its 91st season and celebrate the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl title.

Saints RB Hamilton tears ACL

Posted Aug. 12, 2010 @ 10:46 a.m. ET
Saints RB Lynell Hamilton tore the ACL in his right knee at practice Wednesday, the team has confirmed, and he is almost certainly done for the season.

Ex-Saint Jackson no longer 'the other guy'

Posted Aug. 07, 2010 @ 3:20 a.m. ET
Rickey Jackson has sometimes been "the other guy," not getting the recognition he deserved. That changed, however, when he was elected to the Hall of Fame.

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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