FLORHAM PARK–When Jim Leonhard arrived in training camp back in August, he had almost no physical restrictions. Amazing considering that eight months earlier he had broken his right leg in practice so badly that it required surgery and he used a scooter and crutches to get around for weeks following that.
However, from the moment Leonhard hit the playing field, he showed no signs that he’d ever even been hurt and all questions about it disappeared.
On Sunday, it all came back. After getting tackled awkwardly following his interception, Leonhard didn’t get up and ultimately left the game on a cart. He’s been diagnosed with a torn pateller tendon in his right knee and is done for the season.
Rex Ryan said that going forward the starters will be Brodney Pool and Eric Smith. He also said it is probable that the team will try to sign a veteran safety to add some depth. The way the Jets run their secondary, they have many options, so don’t be surprised if they also move some people around...