5 Questions with Buffalo Rumblings
By ETVal Posted on Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 07:16:41 AM EDT
BBV: We know tackle Jason Peters will represent the Bills in the Pro Bowl. What other players who Giants fans might not be familiar with should we watch out for Sunday?

Rumblings: I'll give you two names - first, Jim Leonhard. The starting free safety took over when Ko Simpson went on IR after Week One, got injured himself, lost his starting spot to George Wilson (a converted wideout), then re-gained the starting spot when Wilson hit IR a week ago. Leonhard is a student of the game, a heady guy, and versatile enough so that the Bills move him around quite a bit. If the Bills can get in the face of Eli Manning, you can bet that Leonhard will be in the correct position to make a play on the ball.
Air traffic control
... pairing Wilson and Jim Leonhard as the safeties on the back end. That has worked well. ...

Bills lose 8-0 in game that feels like playoff
Sal Maiorana
"You can tell the intensity is a little higher this week," said third-year safety Jim Leonhard. "Guys realize what's on the line. Even if it's not spoken, even if guys aren't saying it, guys know what's on the line. It's a big test and if we want to make it to the playoffs we have to win this game.''

Week 15 @ Cleveland

WOW! What a game! Shelby Edwards and I drove down Saturday night in order to beat the storm. We did, but neither us or the team could beat it out. After spending the day outside in the worst of the snow and wind we spent a second night in Cleveland. We made the best of it though! Drinks all around at Hard Rock! I hope we don't have to sit through snow like that for a long time!

12/10-12/13 Articles

Bills defense will be tested by Browns
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester,NY,USA
... Paul Posluszny, Ryan Denney, Chris Kelsay, Anthony Hargrove, Keith Ellison, Jim Leonhard, Terrence mcgee, Kiwaukee Thomas and Ashton Youboty. ...

Bills' defense finally creating pressure
RealFootball365.com - Scottsdale,AZ,USA
Of course, with Whitner on Winslow, it would leave third-string free safety Jim Leonhard (starting in place of injured No. 1 Ko Simpson and hurt backup ...

Bills lose safety Wilson to broken ribs
Pro Football Weekly - Riverwoods,IL,USA
Yet, coach Dick Jauron still has one decent option — classic overachiever Jim Leonhard. Leonhard is a personal favorite of Jauron's, as he epitomizes the ...

Bills Safety Wilson To Miss Rest Of Season With Broken Ribs
Jim Leonhard is expected to pick up the slack for Wilson, who returned a 20-yard fumble for a touchdown after the ball slipped out of John Beck's hands in ...

Getting to Know the Enemy: Buffalo Rumblings
Dawgs By Nature - Cleveland,OH,USA
His loss will hurt, to be sure; we're confident, once again, that the scheme - plus the presence of Donte Whitner and Jim Leonhard, who actually was ahead ...

Leonhard will replace Wilson in secondary
Buffalo News - NY, United States
Jim Leonhard should get the nod at free safety as starter in place of Wilson when the Bills travel to face the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. ...

411's NFL Round Up 12.11.07
411mania.com - Sugar Land,TX,USA
... former first round pick Donte Whitner holding down one spot, the Bills will start their fourth player at free safety, likely Coy Wire or Jim Leonhard. ...

Canton Repository (subscription) - Canton,OH,USA
... who returned an interception for a TD in a near-upset of Dallas, will be replaced by 5-foot-8 Jim Leonhard, who was undrafted out of Wisconsin in 2005. ...

Bills free saferty Wilson out indefinitely with 2 broken ribs
The Canadian Press -
He took over at free safety in Week 5 after starter Ko Simpson (broken ankle) was placed on IR and backup Jim Leonhard missed three games with a calf injury ...

Wilson Likely To Miss Last Three Games
BuffaloBills.com - USA
Expected to start in his absence is Jim Leonhard. The third-year safety has 43 tackles, three pass breakups and a pair of interceptions this season. ...

A brief look at Buffalo's victory
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester,NY,USA
He was replaced by Jim Leonhard. Dolphins coach Cam Cameron: "You just continue to battle. I think our guys have done an outstanding job in preparation. ...

Role players put Bills on a roll toward playoffs
Buffalo News - NY, United States
Jim Leonhard? Who are these guys, anyway? "They really represent the word "team'," Levy said. "They reflect a sense of what we hoped to get on our team: ...

Bills safety Wilson out for rest of regular season
Sports Network - USA
Jim Leonhard is expected to take over for Wilson. Leonhard missed time earlier this season with a calf injury. The Bills (7-6) are in the thick of the AFC ...

Week 14 vs. Miami

12/3-12/8 Articles

Bills could face some big changes on special teams
Buffalo Bills Insider - NY, United States
... Bryan Scott, Matt Murphy and Al Wallace. Scheduled to be restricted or exclusive rights free agents are: Jim Leonhard, Jason Jefferson and Tim Massaquoi.

NFL Notes: Jauron Leads Overachieving Bills
FOXSports.com - USA
Jabari Greer, Jim Leonhard, George Wilson, and John digiorgio all began the season near the bottom of the depth chart, but have all played notable roles on ...

Lynch Practices and Other Bills Notes
Buffalo Rumblings - Buffalo,NY,USA
Speaking about the value of the nickel corner to the third-down defense, Fewell had this to say about using safeties Donte Whitner and Jim Leonhard in place ...

Bills coaches on third-down watch
Buffalo News - NY, United States
But it puts two inexperienced safeties in the back end in George Wilson and Jim Leonhard. Wilson, of course, is starting because the Bills' rangy free ...

Bills/Redskins Tale of the Tape: Defense
Buffalo Rumblings - Buffalo,NY,USA
Too many times, Jim Leonhard was left isolated on Cooley - a huge mismatch, and one that Campbell exploited often for big plays. ...

Defense kept 'Skins under wraps
Buffalo News - NY, United States
Bills are in man coverage with Jim Leonhard on Cooley and Whitner on mccardell. Terrence mcgee is head up on Moss and Greer is off the ball but matched up ...

Buffalo Bills report card
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester,NY,USA
Terrence mcgee tipped a pass that was picked off by Tripplett and Jim Leonhard batted down a third-down pass at the line. Campbell threw for only 64 yards ...

Steelers overcome Bengals, rain for win
NBCSports.com - New York,New York,USA
Washington Redskins Chris Cooley drives over Buffalo Bills' Jim Leonhard during the third quarter. San Diego Chargers' ladainian Tomlinson celebrates his ...

Week 13 @ Washington

NFL Preview - Buffalo (5-6) At Washington (5-6)
By Shawn Clarke, Contributing NFL Editor
Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell tried a myriad of different looks on Sunday, including bringing safety Jim Leonhard (33 tackles, 2 INT) back on the field in nickel packages.