LeBlanc was waived by the Lions two days ago, and Philadelphia wasted no time in claiming the depth cornerback off waivers. The 24-year-old will serve as a depth cornerback in the Eagles' secondary, and is expected to take most of his snaps on special teams.
LeBlanc was waived by the Lions on Saturday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
LeBlanc was promoted from the Lions' practice squad in early October and logged three tackles over his three games with the team. Wide receiver Andy Jones was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list to prompt the move.
LeBlanc logged 28 games over the last two seasons with the Bears, making 61 tackles, 13 pass breakups and two interceptions. He'll provide solid depth in the secondary in case a cornerback needs to shift to safety, where the Lions have three questionable designations ahead of Sunday's game versus the Packers.
LeBlanc had a much more productive rookie campaign in 2016, but only played only 306 total snaps (212 defensive) this season. Starter Kyle Fuller is slated to become a free agent and the Bears cornerback situation is wide open as LeBlanc enters the final year of his rookie contract, but the step down in his second season doesn't do much for his chances of role worthy of IDP relevance in 2018.
LeBlanc (illness) is active for Week 13's matchup against the 49ers.
LeBlanc fell ill and was withheld from Friday's practice, but will be good to go for the home tilt against San Francisco. With four defensive backs landing on the inactive list, LeBlanc should see his share of snaps on defense, even with starting cornerbacks Prince Amukamara and Kyle Fuller healthy.
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|14||12/9/18||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ LAR||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
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