Several media outlets are reporting that New York Jets safety Jim Leonhard is out for the year due to an injury to his lower leg. The details of the injury have not yet surfaced, but there are some rumblings that it is a broken tibia.
This is a major blow to the Jets secondary as Leonhard calls the defensive signals. In addition Jim was the Jets primary punt returner. As of now Eric Smith is reportedly replacing Leonhard in the secondary while the returner has not yet been named. The candidates range from Kyle Wilson to Antonio Cromartie to possibly rookie Joe McKnight.