Jim Leonhard DB CLE 3 Months
Browns signed S Jim Leonhard.
Leonhard and Browns coach Mike Pettine go way back. The duo has worked together with the Ravens, Jets, and most recently the Bills last season, where Leonhard recorded a career-high four interceptions in seven starts. Leonhard should push Tashaun Gipson for snaps opposite locked-in starter Donte Whitner. Turning 32 in October, Leonhard has already said this season will be his last.
Jim Leonhard DB CLE 3 Months
Free agent S Jim Leonhard "has been in talks" with the Packers.
It's the first known interest in Leonhard, though he claims to have had conversations with multiple teams. Leonhard appeared in all 16 games (seven starts) with Buffalo last year, recording 41 tackles and a career-high four interceptions. If he eventually signs, 31-year-old Leonhard plans to retire after this season.
Jim Leonhard DB CLE 8 Months
Free agent S Jim Leonhard said the 2014 season will be his last in the NFL.
Leonhard, 31, appeared in all 16 games for the Bills last season, starting seven of them. He registered 41 tackles and career-highs in passes defensed (six) and interceptions (four). Leonhard has a history with Rex Ryan and new Browns coach Mike Pettine, so he could look to land a reserve/special teams role with either team.
Jim Leonhard DB CLE Sep 04 '13
Bills FS Jim Leonhard practiced with the first-team defense Wednesday.
Leonhard was just signed on Monday and is already listed ahead of rookies Jonathan Meeks and Duke Williams. If Jairus Byrd (foot) is ruled out for Week 1, Leonhard will draw the start in his absence. The Bills only other option would be moving Aaron Williams to free safety.
Jim Leonhard DB CLE Sep 02 '13
Bills signed S Jim Leonhard, formerly of the Saints.
It's an indication FS Jairus Byrd (plantar fasciitis) may not be ready for Week 1. Leonhard was part of the Saints' final cuts. The 30-year-old is familiar with Jets DC Mike Pettine's system after playing for him with the Jets.
Jim Leonhard DB CLE Aug 31 '13
Saints waived or released S Jim Leonhard, WR Preston Parker, FB Austin Johnson, WR Saalim Hakim, OG Elliott Mealer, TE Keavon Milton, TE Michael Higgins, OG Andrew Tiller, C Jeremiah Warren, LB Ray Shipman, LB Rufus Johnson, S Jerico Nelson, LB Baraka Atkins, OT Marcel Jones, CB Korey Lindsey and CB Jumal Rolle.
The fact that Leonhard couldn't crack a secondary that was one of the worst of all time last season bodes poorly for his future. Hakim has speed to burn, but didn't step up in Joe Morgan's absence. Parker hasn't caught a pass since 2011. Tiller was a sixth-round pick in April, as was Johnson.
Jim Leonhard DB CLE Apr 08 '13
Saints agreed to terms with S Jim Leonhard, formerly of the Broncos.
Jim Leonhard DB CLE Mar 16 '13
WGR 550 Buffalo suggests that the Bills could have interest in free agent SS Jim Leonhard.
Leonhard has experience in DC Mike Pettine's system and could provide veteran insurance for Da'Norris Searcy. The Bills could also consider moving Aaron Williams to safety in 2013 after he was overmatched at cornerback last season.
Jim Leonhard DB CLE Aug 21 '12
Broncos activated S Jim Leonhard (knee) from the active/PUP list.
Leonhard resumed practicing Tuesday, eight months removed from surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon. If he shows enough over the next two weeks to keep a roster spot, Leonhard will provide veteran insurance for young safeties Quinton Carter and Rahim Moore.
Jim Leonhard DB CLE Aug 04 '12
Broncos agreed to terms with S Jim Leonhard, formerly of the Jets, on a one-year deal.
The Broncos must have been encouraged by the progress Leonhard has made with his surgically-repaired right knee, as they signed him the same day he worked out. Leonhard tried out for the Bills on Friday, who reported on their official website he was still "3-4 weeks away" from gaining full clearance. Leonhard was in the midst of another productive year for the Jets last season before tearing his patellar tendon in Week 14. Provided he can get healthy, Leonhard could see heavy snaps in the Broncos' young safety corps.