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Jim Leonhard visits the Bills

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Free agent safety Jim Leonhard may finally be close to finding a new team. Which was also his first team.

Leonhard attended practice at the Bills’ training camp today, and Bills G.M. Buddy Nix said Leonhard could be the right fit for a position where the team still needs to add depth.

We’re still looking for a fourth safety,” Nix told Buffalobills.com.

Leonhard, who suffered a season-ending tear to his patellar tendon in Week 14 of last season, was wearing a compression sleeve on his right leg as he watched the Bills’ practice. But Leonhard says his knee is healthy and he’s ready to go.

The Bills signed Leonhard as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin in 2005, and he played three years in Buffalo before leaving for the Ravens as a free agent. After one season in Baltimore, he has played the last three years with the Jets.

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9 Responses to “Jim Leonhard visits the Bills”
  1. cush2push says: Aug 2, 2012 9:04 PM

    Would be a very intresting defensive backfield too say the least

  2. stubbyjones says: Aug 2, 2012 9:13 PM

    Shoulda never left Buffalo…great player, great fit.

  3. KIR says: Aug 2, 2012 9:18 PM

    Isn’t this the guy Tebow beat for a touchdown against the Jets?

  4. rockthered1286 says: Aug 2, 2012 9:38 PM

    Come back to Baltimore Jimmy. We need the safety depth.

  5. 1122world says: Aug 2, 2012 10:34 PM

    Wait – the jets are coming for you.

  6. trojanwarrior007 says: Aug 2, 2012 10:45 PM

    @KIR

    In case you were wondering why you have all downvotes, the safety you’re referring to is Eric Smith.

  7. marvsleezy says: Aug 3, 2012 12:29 AM

    I still remember when the bills did not resign him under Gregg Williams. He made tons of plays for them, but d coordinator at the time, jerry grey, called him a good little safety and never really respected him. I just hope it wasn’t because he’s white and grey is black

  8. billsfan1 says: Aug 3, 2012 8:44 AM

    nice solid pick up.. heady veteran that could stop gap start if need be….

    ihave no clue how all these moves will translate into wins but all the moves the Bills are doing, really make it feel like a legit organization again.

    Id like to think in two years (if Miami develops a QB and gets better wr), this could be one of the toughest divisions inthe league…

  9. mzim27 says: Aug 3, 2012 9:44 AM

    As a Jet fan please take him very overrated he may be smart but video does not lie he is a poor tackler and worse in coverage

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