EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 11: Santonio Holmes #10 looks at Jim Leonhard #36 of the New York Jets as he lies on the turf after being injured during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium on December 11, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Jim Leonhard has joined the Denver Broncos on the practice field after a long injury rehab.
In the biggest roster move in some time, safety Jim Leonhard has finally been put back on the field for the Denver Broncos after a very long rehab coming off of an injury. The veteran played his first practice as a Bronco on Tuesday following eight months out with a banged up knee during the last few games of 2011 and the off-season.
Leonhard should provide a solid return for the Broncos as he returns to the field from his injury -- the veteran former Jets, Ravens and Bills safety has put together 326 tackles and six interceptions in the 94 career games in which he has played.
Denver will make its first big round of cuts to the roster on Monday, when teams are required to knock their rosters down to 75 players from the starting maximum of 90. Assuming he comes back at 100%, getting Leonhard back should be an easy fill in for one of those spots.
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