Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Leonhard Leaves Ravens To Join Jets

The Jets and Jim Leonhard have come to terms on a three year contract. Leonhard is another former Raven that comes to the Jets to be reunited with Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan.

One thing that is quite obvious from this Jets off-season is the fact that they are collecting young talent with the potential of building a franchise that can stay together for several years. Leonhard is only 26 years old; he is not even near the prime of his career, and yet the man has put up some impressive numbers.

Last season Leonhard has a career high 69 tackles and his first career sack while playing saftey for the Ravens. He will join Kerry Rhodes, Darrell Revis and Lito Sheppard in the Jets much improved secondary. In fact, this Jets secondary may be the best collection of talent they have had in over 10 years, not to mention that the oldest player in the secondary is the 28 year old Sheppard.

The Jets starting defense is now set and expect the Jets to address the offense. They need a blocking tight end, two wide receivers and possibly a new quarterback if Kellen Clemens and Brett Ratliff don't impress in March workouts.

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