Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/20/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 03: Quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan #4 of the Cincinnati Bengals reachs for the ball against Jim Leonhard #36 of the New York Jets in the second half of the game at Giants Stadium on January 3, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Bengals 37-0. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Since his injury last December against the Kansas City Chiefs, many wondered if Jim Leonhard would have any sort of future with the New York Jets. Yesterday, the Jets made that decision via the report that they will not re-sign the 29-year-old safety. After a big year for Gang Green when he arrived from the Baltimore Ravens with head coach Rex Ryan and linebacker Bart Scott in 2009, Leonhard spent the final quarters of the 2010 and 2011 seasons on injured reserve.  Both injuries, a fractured tibia and a torn patellar tendon, are tough for a safety to fully recover from, especially in consecutive seasons.  Many fans sensed Jim Leonhard would not return because of his injuries.  Now the big question is whether or not he will have much more of an NFL career. In his time wearing green and white, Leonhard was recognized as the quarterback of the defense.  While he was injured, the Jets saw their fair share of adversities against other teams.  Without Leonhard in the past two season...
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