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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

Payton leaves door open for Sharper’s return

Posted Feb. 27, 2010 @ 9:53 a.m. ET
Saints FS Darren Sharper felt slighted by the team's decision to not use the franchise tag on him, but head coach Sean Payton said he still would like Sharper to be on the team in 2010.

Saints submit tender offers to 13 free agents

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
The Saints have announced they made qualifying offers to 13 players who will become restricted free agents when the new league year begins March 5.

Report: Saints offer tenders to three players

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
The Saints have offered one-year tenders to RFAs Zach Strief, Usama Young and Jermon Bushrod.

Report: Saints will not tag Sharper

Posted Feb. 22, 2010 @ 6:51 p.m. ET
The Saints will not use the franchise tag on Darren Sharper, according to a report, and he will become an unrestricted free agent on March 5 unless he and the team agree on a contract extension before then.

Top 10 stories of past NFL season

Posted Feb. 11, 2010 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Even with uncertainty hovering over the future, a contrast of old and new came together to make the 2009 season a memorable one. PFW examines the 10 stories that dominated the NFL in the past year.

Bold, persistent Saints wore down Colts

Posted Feb. 08, 2010 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
The Saints' bold gambles, coupled with their execution in all three facets of the game, led to victory in Super Bowl XLIV, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening. 

Taking stock of a great Super Bowl win by the Saints

Posted Feb. 08, 2010 @ 1:13 a.m. ET
The Saints went through a gantlet of quarterbacks this season, cranked up to 11 in the playoffs, and came out world champs.

Saints stop Manning, top Colts 31-17

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
The New Orleans Saints stymied Peyton Manning, then intercepted him to seal the Super Bowl, rallying to beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 Sunday night.

Saints' Bush says 'anything is possible' with contract situation

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
Word is the Saints will release Reggie Bush after the season, but he said "anything is possible," when asked about his contract situation before the Super Bowl.

Kickers need focus on task at hand

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
It is impossible to overlook how missed field goals have marked this postseason, yet Colts 20-year veteran PK Matt Stover and Saints second-year PK Garrett Hartley have been very reliable in the playoffs.

Clark could be crucial weapon vs. Saints

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 4:07 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the expected battle between Colts TE Dallas Clark and Saints SS Roman Harper in the sixth and last of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Saints' Smith in a constant rush

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Saints DE Will Smith's motor might be his biggest asset when facing the challenge of pressuring the seemingly unflappable Peyton Manning in Super Bowl XLIV.

Nerves no issue for Saints, Payton says

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Saints head coach Sean Payton isn't worried about the Super Bowl stage being too big for his club. 

Williams hopes Manning feels 'remember-me' hits

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the matchup between Colts QB Peyton Manning and Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in the fifth of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Logo for Super Bowl XLV unveiled

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
During an unveiling of the logo for Super Bowl XLV, the NFL announced Thursday that, going forward, the basic design of future logos will remain static.

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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