Jim Leonhard (left) hits Brett Favre (4) during the first half at the New Meadowlands Stadium. (Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE)

S Jim Leonhard Practices With Broncos For First Time

The Denver Broncos cut cornerback Josh Moore to make room for safety Jim Leonhard to move off the PUP (physically unable to perform) list.

The team acquired Leonhard on Aug. 4 because Quinton Carter went down with a knee injury at the beginning of training camp. Leonhard, however, had some knee issues of his own to work out.

Leonhard had surgery in December to repair a torn tendon in his right knee. He was able to work out for the Broncos prior to signing with the team, however, he was not able to practice with the team until Tuesday.

“There was a lot of evidence on tape of what he can do,” head coach John Fox said. “It was just a matter of him having a little time to heal, and we gave him that time.”

Leonhard brings seven years of experience with him after coming into the league undrafted out of Wisconsin. Prior to becoming a fan favorite in New York (Jets), Leonhard suited up for Buffalo for three years, and then for Baltimore for a season. He has 326 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 6 interceptions, and 2 forced fumbles in 94 career games.

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