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The New York Jets have decided not to re-sign safety Jim Leonhard (Credit: AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Citing a source, The New York Post is reporting that the New York Jets will not re-sign safety Jim Leonhard. Last season, Leonhard suffered a torn patellar tendon in his right knee in December, which prematurely ended his season in the final year of his contract.

The Jets signed free agent safeties LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell. They also drafted Josh Bush and Antonio Allen to play the position

Leonhard previously played for the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens, before joining the New York Jets in 2009.

For now, it looks like Leonhard is going to try out for a few teams and try to make a team.

“I’m a free agent right now, hopefully in the next few weeks I get some workouts and get a contract,” he said in an interview with WEAU. “The knee is feeling great and I am ready to go. I am getting antsy, football is right around the corner and I don’t have a team, kind of getting antsy ready to get back on that field. You just keep working, you keep grinding and good things are going to happen.

“I know I am going to be playing football somewhere this season, I just have to figure out where. I am excited for that day.”

 

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