In a development that robs the Jets on both defense and special teams, Jim Leonhard has suffered what is believed to be a season-ending injury.
Leonhard, the valuable safety and sure-handed punt returner, injured his right knee in the Jets' 37-10 romp over the Chiefs at MetLife Stadium Sunday. A source said the team believes Leonhard tore a knee ligament, saying, "It doesn't look good."
Leonhard will have an MRI exam Monday.
A torn knee ligament would mark the second straight season in which Leonhard's year ended early due to injury. He broke the same leg last year and missed the regular season's final five games, plus the playoffs.
"We did hear on the sideline that he may be out for the season," cornerback Darrelle Revis said. "Jim's out again. You've just got to approach it like we did last year."
Indeed, last season the Jets lost three of their first four when Leonhard initially went down, but they then won three in a row en route to the AFC title game in Pittsburgh. Brodney...