Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Your next starting safety: Jim Leonhard?
The first Raven to fly away to New York may not be Ray Lewis or Bart Scott. Rather safety Jim Leonhard is said to be on Rex Ryan's radar. Michael Lombardi of NationalFootballPost.com reports that "all indications" point to the Jets signing the former Ravens' safety when free agency starts. He would be an athletic, playmaking fit next to Kerry Rhodes in what could be a very intriguing combination at safety.
Expect Leonhard to sign close to the start of free agency, which begins on Friday. He loves Rex Ryan. Ryan loves him. The Jets need a starting safety. Leonhard wants to start. It's a perfect match.