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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

Broncos' back seven misses Williams, Carter

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Some of the Broncos' issues on defense can be attributed to not having LB D.J. Williams and S Quinton Carter.

Broncos sign ex-Jets S Leonhard

Posted Aug. 04, 2012 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
The Broncos announced Saturday that they signed veteran free-agent S Jim Leonhard.

Free-agent scouting report: Jets S Jim Leonhard

Posted March 09, 2012 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
Jets S Jim Leonhard is a respected leader, but he has suffered a season-ending injury each of the past two seasons.

Jets' brass talks need at safety position

Posted Feb. 25, 2012 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
With two safeties set for free agency, the Jets could be aiming to upgrade the position in the draft alongside Eric Smith.

Jets have decisions to make on Thomas, Leonhard

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 6:02 p.m. ET
Two of the Jets' leaders on defense are on injured reserve, and both are up for new contracts — OLB Bryan Thomas and S Jim Leonhard.

Pool provides solid backup plan for Jets

Posted Dec. 17, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
The Jets will have to do without S Jim Leonhard, but the combo of Eric Smith and Brodney Pool provides the team good insurance at the position.

Jets S Leonhard (knee) out for season

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Jets took hold the lead in the battle for the AFC's final wild-card spot, but it came at a hefty price. FS Jim Leonhard was carted off with a knee injury and he will miss the rest of ...

Leonhard's football acumen tough to replace

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
The season-ending broken leg suffered by Jets S Jim Leonhard means more than just the loss of a playmaker, according to AFC East Whispers.

Jets S Leonhard out for season with broken leg

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 4:05 a.m. ET
Jets S Jim Leonhard broke his right leg in Friday's practice and will miss the remainder of the season. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports broke the news, and the team acknowledged the extent of the injury later in the ...

Jets plan to help Leonhard with TE coverage

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
With his size putting him at a distinct disadvantage when covering taller tight ends, Jets SS Jim Leonhard is likely to have some linebackers dropping into coverage to help him out on occasion. Read this and more in our AFC ...

Leonhard doesn't expect big hits to stop

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
Jets SS Jim Leonhard tells PFW that he understands why the NFL is trying to outlaw hits to the head, but the speed and physicality of football makes that difficult for defensive players to do.

Revis, Jets were both ready to pass on 2010

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Both Darrelle Revis and the Jets were prepared to be without each other in 2010 before they reached an 11th-hour agreement.

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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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