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    I noticed he's also a free agent who had a good season but may not manage to be a priority to the Ravens. Any thoughts?

    Leonhard's contract is up after strong season -- baltimoresun.com

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    Sounds solid. He's very much on the small side for safety though, and with Meriweather as SS, we might need to go bigger. Of course...I dunno though, I guess w the success Meriweather had as a run supporter this season at a compact 5'11, I am less worried about the size of the safeties.
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    Good Lord, you're not kidding. 5'8", 185#, and he started 13 games for the Ravens? Heck, he makes Bubba, at 5'10", 200#, look like Kyle Brady. . . . :eek:
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    interesting...i think meri is a little small for SS, and i want him to play FS...

    if we put an even smaller guy at SS......i just dont know
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    I liked Leonhard when he played for Buffalo 2 years ago and had actually hoped the Pats would look at him. I hope they look at him again as he's a very tough hombre. He'd been good for the Pats depth and a tremendous help on special teams.
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    Ravens S Leonhard May Be Salary Cap Victim

    Maybe we can jump in and grab this kid if this happens before he decides to reunite with his former DC Ryan or because of the Jets salary cap issues. I love the way he plays.
    The National Football Post | Leonhard May Be Salary Cap Victim

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    Re: Ravens S Leonhard May Be Salary Cap Victim

    Didn't he used to play Webster?

    (psst, been chatting about this some in the draft forum, too)
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    Re: Ravens S Leonhard May Be Salary Cap Victim

    I'd take him in a second. Wish he was bigger, but I think he'd be a good SS for us.
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    Re: Ravens S Leonhard May Be Salary Cap Victim

    No need for Leonhard when you already have one of the best in the NFL in Rhodes. I'd be stoked if he came here, watching him play, he screams "Patriot".
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    There is one major warning sign with Leonhard. How much he has benefited from playing next to Ed Reed, and behind that front seven?

    Will Demps, another guy that a bunch of people craved when he was leaving the Ravens, signed a decent contract with the Giants, and was subsequently replaced in the lineup during his 1st year. He was released the following training camp.

    Demps was replaced at safety in Baltimore by Dawan Landry, a 5th round rookie, who also became a playmaker in year one. Landry's injury opened the door for Jim Leonhard, a guy who only cracked the Buffalo lineup due to injuries to KO Simpson and Donte Whitner. He also became a playmaker in Baltimore.

    I'd be wary of signing him to starter money, but as a 3rd safety/5th corner type, he's definitely interesting.
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    Re: Ravens S Leonhard May Be Salary Cap Victim

    Who is Rhodes?
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    Re: Ravens S Leonhard May Be Salary Cap Victim

    This guy: Kerry Rhodes
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    Re: Ravens S Leonhard May Be Salary Cap Victim

    I didn't realize he was a FA. Holly poo. Given the amount of respect between him and BB along with possibly being sick of losing in NY, he very well could end up here.
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    Re: Ravens S Leonhard May Be Salary Cap Victim

    Sorry to burst you and Jays52's bubble, but Kerry Rhodes is not a free agent. He signed a 5 year deal last offseson.
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    Re: Ravens S Leonhard May Be Salary Cap Victim

    That sucks and that explains why I didn't realize he was a FA until this thread, and then I checked KFFL (I think) and it listed him as a FA.
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    Too many questions about Leonard, which posters have brought up here already. But what we do know is that the man is a hitter, fast, and smart. If he can do 3/4's of what he did in Baltimore here then I would have him next to Meriweather in a New York Minute.

    And, just because I feel like stating the blatently obvious, I would rather have Ed Reed. :D
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