Found September 03, 2013 on AFC East Daily:
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BY NICK ST. DENISJim Leonhard could only get away from Mike Pettine for so long.Leonhard, who worked under the defensive coordinator Pettine for three years when the pair was employed by the New York Jets, signed with the Buffalo Bills Monday.Pettine led the Jets' defense the past four seasons but joined the Bills at the beginning of this year. Leonhard, meanwhile, was with Gang Green from 2009 to 2011 before spending last season with the Denver Broncos.Leonhard was acquired for what appears to be insurance purposes regarding an uncertain Bills safety corps that includes its star defender Jairus Byrd battling a foot ailment.The 30-year-old veteran Leonhard has plenty of experience in Pettine's system, which is an extension of Rex Ryan's scheme. Leonhard was the primary play-caller in Ryan's Jets defense and in fact was brought over by Ryan from the Baltimore Ravens five years ago to help Ryan interpret his schematic to a new squad.The Jets defense ranked No. 1 that s...
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