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Broncos FS Jim Leonhard Working His Way Into The Rotation
Four days after he was cleared to return to practice, safety Jim Leonhard continues to see more work with the Broncos’ defense and special teams.
This practice is good for both Leonhard, a veteran safety who signed with the Broncos Aug. 5, and the Broncos, as they try to envision where Leonhard will fit.
“I didn’t focus on him, specifically, but some of the coaches said that he fit in,” defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said Friday afternoon. “You can tell he has great awareness and anticipation of things. We’ll continue to get him worked into it.”
Leonhard is expected to compete for a spot as a sure-tackling strong safety as well as punt returner. Friday marked Leonhard’s first practice in pads — albeit shoulder pads only — since joining the Broncos. He was activated off the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday.
“I thought he moved around well, and we’ll take that slow just like we are with all our injured players,” coach John Fox said. “When they’re deemed ready to play, we’ll play them.” Source: Denver Post