Sports - Denver Broncos

Aug 4, 2012 6:58 PM by Jordan Mason

Broncos sign free-agent safety Jim Leonhard

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Broncos signed free-agent safety Jim Leonhard on Saturday.

The Broncos needed a reinforcement in the secondary after second-year starter Quinton Carter injured his right knee and hamstring in a nasty fall inside the team's practice bubble July 27.

Leonhard is a seven-year veteran who spent the past three seasons emerging as a fan favorite with the New York Jets, who didn't sign him in the offseason after he underwent surgery in December to repair a tendon in his right knee.

The injury generally takes between eight and 10 months to heal.

After starring at Wisconsin, Leonhard played three seasons in Buffalo and one in Baltimore. He was a three-year starter in New York, where he was noted for his hard-hitting style despite his under-sized 5-foot-8, 190-pound frame.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

»Comments

»Topics in this article

More News

Colorado
Story Photo

6 minutes ago

Adams Cafe on the move

Adams Mountain Cafe makes its move this week after floods damaged the popular eatery the last two summers. But the move has...

National
Story Photo

1 hour ago

Soldier's remains return

After a decades-long mystery, the family of a World War II soldier finally has some closure. Army Sgt. William Carneal, who disappeared...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4