Post-Practice Transcripts: August 21st
by BaltimoreRavens.com Aug 21, 2008, 3:34PM
On whether S Jim Leonhard or rookies such as S Tom Zbikowski would start with the first team: “Jim will start with the ‘ones,’ but I think those guys will work in at times before the end of the ‘ones’’ time. A lot of that is going to be fluid. There will be guys coming out who are ‘ones’ who will come out a little earlier than the rest of the group. It’s just all individualized.”
On Leonhard’s preseason: “Oh, he’s done well. He’s done very well. He’s had a heck of a camp. He’s proved himself as a player. He plays all the phases of special teams as well, and we’re excited to have him on our team.”
Bergen seizes opportunity with Ravens
By Edward Lee and Jamison Hensley | Sun reporters
8:58 PM EDT, August 21, 2008
Jim Leonhard is expected to make his third straight start at free safety in place of Ed Reed (shoulder).
NFL odds: Don't look for Ravens' Reed in opener
By Jordan Walters WagerWeb.com Contributing Writer
If Reed can't play, four-year veteran Jim Leonhard seems to be the leading candidate to replace him. Leonhard, who started six games last season for the Buffalo Bills, started in place of Reed for the Ravens' first two preseason games.
Sneak preview of 2008 season
Mike Preston August 23, 2008
Defensive coordinator Rex Ryan is looking for consistency out of safeties Jim Leonhard, Haruki Nakamura and Tom Zbikowski. They've all played well.