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Jim Leonhard Cleared for Football Drills

Jets safety Jim Leonhard has recently received medical clearance to do football drills, Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger reports.

Leonhard suffered a season-ending right tibia fracture in early December after colliding with wide receiver Patrick Turner during a practice. Leonhard underwent surgery to insert a rod through the bone.

“Obviously you get back and meet with the trainers, but I would feel comfortable doing anything at this point,” Leonhard said of his recovery.

Signed to a three-year, $5.875 million contract in 2009, the former undrafted free agent from the University of Wisconsin has started all 27 of his games with the Jets, totaling 137 tackles, 2.5 quarterback sacks, two interceptions, and nine passes defensed, while averaging 9.8 yards on 42 punt returns.


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