Leonhard joins a long tradition of older free safeties brought to Denver (former Bucs SS John Lynch in 2004; Brian Dawkins in 2009, though he switched to SS in 2010).
Leonhard had previously worked out for the Bills this off-season, and reportedly looked like he was in his prime. Leonhard has never returned a punt for a TD, but has twice averaged over 11 a return (11.6 as a Raven in 2008, 11.3 as a Jet in 2010). In 94 games, including 60 starts, Leonhard has 6 INT (1 returned 35 yards for a TD), 25 passes defensed and 3.5 sacks.
The acquisition was first announced on John Elway’s Twitter.
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