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Rumor: Eagles interested in Jim Leonhard?


The National Football Post is reporting the former Raven S Jim Leonhard is receiving strong interest from the Eagles.

I just spoke with a source who told me that free agent safety Jim Leonhard, who is flying to New York to visit with the Jets tomorrow, has received strong interest from both Philadelphia and Denver as well.

The four-year year veteran from Wisconsin started thirteen regular season games for the Ravens last season, including three starts in the post-season. Leonhard can also be a factor in the kick return game, which may increase his market value

Leonhard, 26 y/o, started 13 games at strong safety for the Ravens last year but can play either safety position. It is expected that the Jets, now coached by former Raven DC Rex Ryan, are the favorites to land his signature.

Of course, there always the very real possibility that is nothing more than an agent trying to drum up a market for his client. As of now the Eagles have no official visits planned.

Sacks Interceptions Tackles
G Sacks YdsL Int Yds IntTD Solo Ast Total
2008 - Jim Leonhard 16 1.0 7 1 35 0 54 14 68

[Note by JasonB, 03/01/09 8:56 PM EST ] There's some fresh news on the Leonhard front. Word is that he has left the Jets without a contract and should meet with the Eagles tomorrow.

I will amend that, though not in a way Jets fans will necessarily like. Matt Bowen over at Nationalfootballpost reports that Leonhard left Florham Park without a contract. There's competition for Leonhard as he's likely to visit with the Eagles. Though travel in this weather might make that tough.

We'll keep an eye on this.