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The Denver Broncos signed free-agent safety Jim Leonhard on Saturday.
The Broncos needed a reinforcement in the secondary after second-year starter Quinton Carter injured his right knee and hamstring in a nasty fall inside the team's practice bubble July 27.
Leonhard is a seven-year veteran who spent the past three seasons emerging as a fan favorite with the New York Jets, who didn't sign him in the offseason after he underwent surgery in December to repair a tendon in his right knee.
The injury generally takes between eight and 10 months to heal.
After starring at Wisconsin, Leonhard played three seasons in Buffalo and one in Baltimore. He was a three-year starter in New York, where he was noted for his hard-hitting style despite his under-sized 5-foot-8, 190-pound frame.
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker sprints during the team's Summer Scrimmage at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday, August 4, 2012. (BroncoTalk.net photo)
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A view of Sports Authority Field at Mile High from the press box a few hours before the Denver Broncos' stadium scrimmage Saturday, August 4, 2012. (BroncoTalk.net)
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New York Jets center Nick Mangold says he's ''very proud'' of his sister Holley after watching her finish 10th in women's super heavyweight weightlifting at the London Olympics.
The NFL star left Jets training camp to be there.
Mangold says: ''The fact that she has only been doing this for a handful of years and here she is on a world stage at the...
New York Jets center Nick Mangold says he's ''very proud'' of his sister Holley after watching her finish 10th in women's super heavyweight weightlifting Sunday at the London Olympics.
The NFL star left Jets training camp to be there.
''The fact that she has only been doing this for a handful of years and here she is on a world stage at the Olympics...
The New York Jets say X-rays on Santonio Holmes' ribs are
negative and the star wide receiver is day-to-day after being
injured in the team's scrimmage.