Jets place Jim Leonhard on injured reserve

AP

Last December, the Jets suddenly and abruptly lost safety Jim Leonhard for the rest of the season, days before a 45-3 blowout loss to the Patriots.

This year, the Jets lost Leonhard again, during a 37-10 blowout win over the Chiefs.

The Jets placed Leonhard on injured reserve today.  Leonhard has a torn patellar tendon.  He suffered the injury while being tackled after making an interception on Sunday.

In 2010, the Jets eventually made the adjustment to the absence of Leonhard.  They’ll need to make it quickly in 2011, or they may not make it to the playoffs.

29 responses to “Jets place Jim Leonhard on injured reserve

  1. Best wishes to Jimmy for a speedy recovery.

    Huge loss for our team, he’s been a fan favorite since came to New York in 2009.

    Hopefully he’ll be healthy in time for training camp next year and the Jets decide to re-sign him. 🙂

  2. As much as I do not like the Jets, Jim Leonhard is a player I do really like. He’s real footballer. Sorry to see him get hurt.

  3. Their safety play has been awful all year so it’s no big deal. New Jersey isn’t going anywhere with Sanchez anyway.

  4. Mark Sanchez QB Rating

    2009 28th
    2010 27th
    2011 15th

    Sooooo, he’s getting better? Hmmmm. See, haters, the above would be considered intelligent football discussion. ‘He sucks because I say so’ would……not….qualify as football discussion. Smarten up. You think he sucks? Fine. Tell me why. Right now 17 QBs suck worse. Maybe next year 21 will suck worse.

  5. It would be interesting to see someone suffer a season ending injury slowly and over a long period of time.

  6. ask the chargers about bob sanders. maybe scouts should try asking some of these guys moms if they were always the kid that got hurt playing with his friends growing up.

  7. Leonard is an excellent TEAM player and guy who overachieved his whole career. Always in the right place and just performs without all the hype. The anti -jet!

  8. We will miss ya Jim!

    Scrappy heady player. Vastly underrated. Thankfully Brodney Pool is a quality replacement.

    As far as Sanchez goes…21 tds 11 ints plus 5 rushing tds. Winning record every year he has played. Seems like a good young qb to me. Let the haters hate, other than GB and the Saints no team has done better than the Jets and Sanchez the past 2 years. 1 full year as a starter in college and 2 1/2 years in the pros he is just scratching the surface of what he can do.

    He has accomplished alot more than Matt Ryan or Joe Flacco or Matt Stafford or Josh Freeman, but since he is on the great NY JETS people wanna hate.

  9. Maybe Pats can grab him off scrap heap next year..sure could use him..prob with the torm patella he’s better are collection of stiffs!

  10. @caseyanthonymunoz – “New Jersey isn’t going anywhere with Sanchez”

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    All they need to do is beat boston again. 28-21.

  11. caseyanthonymunoz says:
    Dec 12, 2011 8:20 PM
    New Jersey isn’t going anywhere with Sanchez anyway.

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    for real do you post this on every jets story? try an intelligent post sometime.

    Tom Brady in his 3rd year- 29 total Td, 85.7 rating, 14 INT, and 3,764 yards.

    Mark Sanchez in his 3rs year (3 games left)- 26 total Td, 83.1 rating, 11 INT, and 2,859 yards.

    numbers aren’t to much different considering mark will probably add another 600-800 yards and some touchdowns.

    Now back to the post, its gonna suck having jim out. pool and smith need to step up.

  12. @rexismybff – The Patriots don’t play in Boston. You realize the Jets play in NJ, right? And regarding Sanchez, even Rex has no faith in him. They’re running the wildcat for God’s sake. New Jersey is working of 40 plus years of futility and unfortunately it’s not changing.

  13. With Leonhard, it’s not so much the stats, as it’s calling the audibles and getting everybody in position, essentially running a complex defense. That ability will be missed.

  14. caseyanthonymunoz says:
    New Jersey isn’t going anywhere with Sanchez anyway.
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    They’ve gone alot further than your schmucks have…3 years and counting. But when you’re on the outside looking in that long, all’s you got left is to pull your very little cord and play Keyboard Warrior.

  15. Tough break…I’ve always liked him since he suited up for Bmore a few years back.

    As for the guy who said he wouldn’t start on 25 teams, thats pretty wrong. Every team could use more guys as tough and smart as Leonard. He just makes plays.

  16. caseyanthonymunoz says:
    Dec 12, 2011 8:20 PM
    New Jersey isn’t going anywhere with Sanchez anyway.
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    Be nice, he may be your brother from another mother?

  17. Casey Anthony should have killed you.. Douche… Go post some hand job stories about Tom Brady on the Patriots’ stories

    caseyanthonymunoz says:
    Dec 13, 2011 12:21 AM
    @rexismybff – The Patriots don’t play in Boston. You realize the Jets play in NJ, right? And regarding Sanchez, even Rex has no faith in him. They’re running the wildcat for God’s sake. New Jersey is working of 40 plus years of futility and unfortunately it’s not changing.

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