Veteran safety Jim Leonhard will spend the final season of his playing career in Cleveland.
Leonhard tweeted Wednesday that he signed a contract with the Browns. This comes months after stating the 2014 season would be the curtain call for his 10-year career. The Browns later announced the signing.
Jim Leonhard (@jimleonhard) July 30, 2014
Although Leonhard's range is limited at this stage of his career, he did manage a career-high four interceptions in seven starts with Buffalo last season.
As any reader of Nicholas Dawidoff's Collision Low Crossers knows, Leonhard is essentially a coach on the field with an extraordinarily high football IQ. He will help Browns defenders grasp the nuances of Pettine's scheme, while pushing free safety Tashaun Gipson for snaps.