Inside The Bills

S Leonhard looking for work

Posted by Chris Brown on July 24, 2012 – 4:36 pm

Bills GM Buddy Nix indicated Tuesday that the team is in the market for an experienced fourth safety for their roster, with just rookies and first-year players behind George Wilson, Jairus Byrd and Da’Norris Searcy. A former Bills safety could be an option if healthy.

Jim Leonhard, a former undrafted rookie signee of the Bills, was not re-signed by the Jets, due mainly to a torn patellar tendon suffered last Dec. 11. While the injury is serious, the rehab is supposed to be 4-6 months. Obviously if Leonhard were the picture of health or moving as effectively as he did when he played for the Jets the past few seasons, he’d be in demand, so you wonder just where he’s at physically.

But here’s what he told a Wisconsin TV station a couple of weeks ago.

“Hopefully, in the next few weeks, I get some workouts and get a contract,” Leonhard told WEAU-TV. “The knee is feeling great and I’m ready to go. I’m getting antsy. Football is around the corner and I don’t have a team … I know I’m going to be playing football somewhere this season. I just have to figure out where.”

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