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Leonhard to return punts against Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on March 3, 2009 – 9:53 pm

Well it will certainly be an interesting special teams reunion when Jim Leonhard is returning punts for the Jets against the Bills this fall. Head coach Rex Ryan said in the press conference to announce the signing of Leonhard that the former Bill will be returning punts for the Jets.

That takes the punt return duties out of the hands of Leon Washington, who also returned kickoffs for New York last season. According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Ryan wants to take some of the return load off Washington next season so he can use him more in the run game.

Leonhard also has a punt return average (11.6) that was double what Washington had last season (5.8).

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