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Rex Ryan On The Possible Return Of Jim Leonhard

by Phil Sullivan on May 25, 2012

After the NY Jets OTA session today, Rex Ryan was asked about the possiblility of Jim Leonhard returning to the Jets.  Here is what he had to say…

On if signing Bell rules out a return for Jim Leonhard… 

I’m never going to say that.  The way Tannenbaum is, Mike is always trying to put together the best team he can put out there.  Certainly one thing we know about Jim Leonhard is Jim Leonhard will do whatever it takes to be back physically.  You know he’s pushing himself.  I don’t think Jim Leonhard is done as a football player.  I think it’s a huge challenge for him.  Any time you’re overcoming a significant injury, it’s going to be a big challenge.  But I think we all know Jim Leonard, and I definitely would not bet against him.

It sounds like Rex wants Jim Leonhard on this roster but the Jets are taking a wait and see approach.  Jim Leonhard spoke to JetNation (Dennis Agapito) last month about coming back from another injury.  You can read more about Jim Leonhard on the Jets Nation message board.

Phil Sullivan

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