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Leon Joe | Linebacker

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/26/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 235
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 4 (112) / CHI
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Lions signed free agent LB Leon Joe.
Joe couldn't make the Buccaneers last year. Fri, Jul 25, 2008 08:28:00 AM

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Leon Joe - LB - Lions

Bucs signed LB Leon Joe, formerly of the Bills.

Joe couldn't make the Bucs last summer, and there's little reason to think he might this time around. If he does, he'd play strictly on special teams.
Mon, Mar 3, 2008 09:47:00 PM
Leon Joe - LB - Lions

Bills signed LB Leon Joe, formerly of the Jaguars.

Buffalo needed some depth with Coy Wire banged up.
Thu, Dec 6, 2007 12:40:00 PM
Leon Joe - LB - Lions

Jaguars waived LB Leon Joe and signed TE Isaac Smolko off their practice squad.

Joe helped out in practice for a few days. Smolko, a former undrafted free agent from Penn State, will step in as the team's third-string tight end.
Fri, Nov 30, 2007 04:52:00 PM
Leon Joe - LB - Lions

Jaguars claimed LB Leon Joe off waivers from Buffalo.

Joe will help Jacksonville's special teams coverage units.
Mon, Nov 26, 2007 06:38:00 PM
Leon Joe - LB - Lions

Bills released LB Leon Joe.

The special teamer was no longer needed with Buffalo's linebacker corps at near full strength. Joe will probably catch on elsewhere down the road.
Fri, Nov 23, 2007 03:40:00 PM
Leon Joe - LB - Lions

Leon Joe is expected to be Buffalo's starting weak side linebacker until Coy Wire (knee) or Keith Ellison (ankle) returns to action.

It doesn't look like Ellison or Wire will play in Week 4. Joe has been a special teamer for almost his entire career. Don't rush to grab him in IDP leagues.
Wed, Sep 26, 2007 12:29:00 PM
Leon Joe - LB - Lions

Bills signed LB Leon Joe, formerly of the Buccaneers.

Joe, almost strictly a special teams performer, knows Bills coordinator Perry Fewell from their days together in Chicago. He'll back up the weak side.
Thu, Sep 13, 2007 12:31:00 PM
Leon Joe - LB - Lions

Bucs released LB Leon Joe and CB Sammy Davis.

Davis was a first-round pick once upon a time but has poor cover skills. Joe will cover kicks for whoever is willing to give him another chance.
Sun, Sep 2, 2007 07:32:00 PM
Leon Joe - LB - Lions

Bucs claimed LB Leon Joe off waivers from the Bears.

Joe will fill a special teams role if he lasts long enough.
Tue, Aug 28, 2007 05:10:00 PM
Leon Joe - LB - Lions

Bears LB Leon Joe left today's with a hamstring injury and will not return.

He probably tore a muscle to be ruled out so quickly.
Sun, Nov 26, 2006 04:59:00 PM
Leon Joe - LB - Lions

LB Leon Joe left Sunday night's game with an injured hamstring.

The special-teams standout missed two games earlier this season with a similar injury.
Mon, Nov 13, 2006 09:11:00 AM
Leon Joe - LB - Lions

Bears LB Leon Joe pulled his hamstring Sunday and may miss Week 5.

Joe is a reserve and a special teamer.
Mon, Oct 2, 2006 03:28:00 PM
Leon Joe - LB - Lions

Bears claimed LB Leon Joe off waivers.

One of many poor picks by the Bears, Joe re-joins the team who took him in the fourth-round last season. He will struggle to make the roster.
Sat, Jul 30, 2005 02:57:00 PM
Leon Joe - LB - Lions

Cardinals released LB Leon Joe.

The marginal player had legal troubles earlier this month.
Thu, Jul 28, 2005 07:19:00 PM

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