Free agent S Jim Leonhard mentioned in an interview with WQOW in Eau Claire on Friday that he has spoken to a few NFL teams including the Packers regarding a potential opportunity, but nothing has progressed all that far up to this point.
“It would mean a lot, but we’ve had a lot of conversations with teams, Green Bay being one of them,” said Leonhard, via CheeseheadTV.com. “They’re a great organization, I’d love to play for them but it hasn’t worked out up to now. You never know what can happen in the future, but we’ll see. They’re a great organization and it’s always fun to see the fans and have a lot of family that follows them closely.”
This is the first reported interest in Leonhard that we have come across the entire offseason. However, Leonhard has said that the 2014 season will most likely be his last in the NFL.
It’s interesting to hear that the Packers could be interested given that they have improved their depth at safety with the addition of first-round pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and by moving Micah Hyde. Still, some veteran leadership and experience could be of use during training camp.
Leonhard, 31, appeared in all 16 games for the Bills last season and recorded 41 tackles, six passes defensed and four interceptions (four).