Denver Broncos Sign S Jim Leonhard To 1-Year Deal

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 17: Eddie Royal #19 of the Denver Broncos runs with the ball against Jim Leonhard #36 of the New York Jets in the first half at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos signed free-agent safety Jim Leonhard on Saturday, the team announced.

Leonhard (5-foot-8, 188 pounds) is an eighth-year player who has seen action in 94 career regular-season games (60 starts) with Buffalo (2005-07), Baltimore (2008) and the N.Y. Jets (2009-11), totaling 309 tackles (244 solo), six interceptions (141 yds.), 24 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries, according to press box totals. He also started six postseason games and recorded 30 tackles (26 solo), two interceptions (31 yds.), four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

Originally signed by the Bills as a college free agent in 2005, he was a three-time All-Big Ten Conference First Team selection at the University of Wisconsin.

A graduate of Flambeau High School in Tony, Wis., he was born on Oct. 27, 1982, in Ladysmith, Wis.


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