Leonhard yields big return for Ravens

By Edward Lee | edward.lee@baltsun.com
7:01 PM EST, December 26, 2008

Punt returns boast chaos and random patterns, daring teams to sift through the unpredictability to -- depending on your viewpoint -- either find the returner or the end zone.

And Jim Leonhard loves it.


Leonhard seems to contradict the image of many NFL players. At 5 feet 8 and 186 pounds, he isn't terribly big. His speed -- while better than average -- doesn't evoke oohs and aahs. And he doesn't celebrate after each successful return.

Rosburg said Leonhard is often underestimated by those who don't know him.


Leonhard, who ranks fifth on defense with 79 tackles in 12 starts and has collected a sack and an interception as a replacement for the injured Dawan Landry, said he would like to stay with the Ravens.

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