Leonhard signs with Saints

Former Badgers joins his fifth NFL team

Published On: Apr 08 2013 08:12:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2013 08:13:03 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS -

New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis says the Saints have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent safety Jim Leonhard.

Leonhard, an eight-year veteran, played for Denver last season. The 5-foot-8, 188-pound former Wisconsin standout has also played for the Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets.  

Last season, Leonhard played in all 16 games and had one start. He had two interceptions and was credited with 17 tackles to go with a special teams stop and a special teams fumble recovery.

He also returned 15 punts for 89 yards.

Leonhard has started 61 games in his career. He has eight career interceptions.

He has returned 97 punts for 909 yards and returned 13 kickoffs for 274 yards.