Despite having a strong season and landing a starting job in the absence of injured Donte Whitner, Browns safety Jim Leonhard has told the Akron Beacon Journal that he still plans on retiring at the end of the year.
The 32-year-old Leonhard contributed seven tackles, one interception and a sack Sunday in the loss to Indianapolis.
The Browns listed defensive lineman Phil Taylor (knee) and wide receiver Rodney Smith (hamstring) out for Week 8 against Oakland. Deemed questionable were defensive end Billy Winn (quadriceps) and safety Jim Leonhard (ankle).
Meanwhile, defensive end Desmond Bryant (wrist), outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder), defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) and cornerback K'Waun Williams (concussion) were all labeled probable.
The Browns have listed nine players on the injury report Week 1.
Both Paul McQuistan and John Hughes have been ruled out for the contest. Defensive lineman Desmond Bryant has been listed as doubtful.
The team did list five players as probable. Cornerbacks Pierre Desir, Joe Haden and Buster Skrine should all be good to go. So will safety Jim Leonhard, linebacker Eric Martin and long-snapper Christian Yount.
Former Bills safety Jim Leonhard tweeted that he signed with the Browns. Leonhard played for coach Mike Pettine last year in Buffalo, making 41 tackles and four interceptions.
Free agent safety Jim Leonhard has talked to the Packers about joining the team, reports NFL.com. Leonhard, 31, appeared in every game for the Bills last year, making 41 tackles and four interceptions.
He's aiming to play a 10th season before retiring.
Bills safety Jim Leonhard, a 31-year-old impending free agent, said 2014 will be his last season, reports ESPN.com. Leonhard started seven games last year, making 41 tackles and four interceptions.
Bills safety Jim Leonhard, an unrestricted free agent, wants to play a 10th season before he retires. “I want to play one more and that’s it,” Leonhard told the team's website. “I know that. I’ve known that for a couple of years. I want to get 10 (years). Whether that’s here or somewhere else is yet to be determined, but I’m definitely open to the possibility of coming back."
Leonard, 31, did not miss a game this season, finishing with 41 tackles and four interceptions.
The Bills defensive backfield came up with a pair of interceptions in Week 16, and both helped clinch a 19-0 win over the Dolphins in the second half. Corner Leodis McKelvin picked off one of the passes for the first of his season, and safety Jim Leonhard had the other, his fourth of the season.
Bills safety Jim Leonhard had an interception for the third time in four games Week 6 vs. Cincinnati. He finished with four tackles (two solo).
Leonhard now has a career-high three interceptions through six games. He also has 25 tackles and three pass defenses.
Bills safety Jim Leonhard was all over the field on Sunday during the Week 4 home win over the Ravens. Leonhard contributed four tackles and an interception in the game.
Leonhard picked off a Joe Flacco pass and recorded an interception for the second consecutive week. He now has 18 tackles in four games for the Bills. Buffalo has a short week of practice coming up as they get set to play Week 5 on Thursday at Cleveland.
The Bills received plenty of individual contributions on defense during a Week 1 loss to New England.
Safety Jim Leonhard finished with a team-high nine solo tackles, and tied linebacker Kiko Alonso (five solo) and safety Aaron Williams (four solo) with a team-high nine tackles.
Cornerback Leodis McKelvin contributed six tackles (five solo), as did defensive linemen Marcell Dareus (four solo) and Kyle Williams (three solo). McKelvin had four pass defenses and Williams had his first sack of the season.
Cornerback Justin Rogers chipped in with five solo tackles and had the lone interception of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
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The Saints terminated the contract of Courtney Roby, a longtime special teams ace and a wide receiver for New Orleans. Other contracts terminated: defensive end Jay Richardson, cornerback Chris Carr and safety Jim Leonhard. Center Eric Olsen was placed on Injured Reserve.
In addition, the Saints waived the following 17 players from the roster: quarterback Ryan Griffin, wide receiver Preston Parker, fullback Austin Johnson, wide receiver Saalim Hakim, guard Elliott Mealer, tight end Keavon Milton, tight end Mike Higgins, guard Andrew Tiller, center Jeremiah Warren, linebacker Rayford Shipman, linebacker Rufus Johnson, defensive tackle Isaako Aaitui, safety Jerico Nelson, linebacker Baraka Atkins, tackle Marcel Jones, cornerback Korey Lindsey and cornerback Jumal Rolle.
The Saints signed safety Jim Leonard to a one-year deal.