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Maurice Leggett | Defensive Back

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 188
College: Valdosta State
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Lions waived/injured CB Maurice Leggett.
The neck injury that cost Leggett his 2010 season may not be fully healed. The ex-Chief lasteds just two weeks on Detroit's roster. Tue, Aug 9, 2011 09:36:00 AM

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Lions agreed to terms with DB Maurice Leggett, formerly of the Chiefs.

Not exactly the impact cornerback signing Lions fans have been anticipating. Leggett missed all of 2011 after sustaining a severe neck injury in an exhibition game. He's a potential dime back and special teamer in Detroit.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 04:36:00 PM

Free agent DB Maurice Leggett does not expect to be back with the Chiefs in 2011.

He must not have received a tender. Leggett missed all of 2010 after suffering a severe concussion and neck injury in the preseason. A former undrafted free agent, he started four combined games in 2008 and 2009, and was mostly used as a dime back and on special teams. He has one career interception.
Sat, Mar 5, 2011 11:06:00 AM

Chiefs placed DB Maurice Leggett (neck) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Leggett suffered a scary neck injury and concussion two weeks ago in a game against the Bucs. The good news is that he suffered no spinal damage, so he should be able to continue his NFL career in 2011.
Sat, Sep 4, 2010 10:04:00 PM

Chiefs DB Maurice Leggett (concussion) was back at the Chiefs' practice facility on Sunday.

Leggett was carted off the field back on Aug. 21 against the Bucs, but he had no spinal damage. Expect the Chiefs' dime back to be cleared for Week 1.
Mon, Aug 30, 2010 12:38:00 PM

Chiefs coach Todd Haley indicated Monday that the neck injury suffered by DB Maurice Leggett in Saturday's preseason game is not serious.

"There's nothing spinal related," confirmed Haley. Leggett was taken off the field on a stretcher Saturday night with what appeared to be a serious injury. The Chiefs' dime back is expected to resume practicing in short order.
Source: FOX Sports
Mon, Aug 23, 2010 06:43:00 PM

Chiefs DB Maurice Leggett was carted off with a head/neck injury in Saturday's preseason game against the Bucs.

Leggett was down for a long time, with both teams holding hands and praying. He had to be placed on a stretcher before leaving on a cart. Fortunately, he was able to move both his arms and his legs.
Sat, Aug 21, 2010 09:49:00 PM

With starting CB Brandon Flowers (shoulder) resting, Maurice Leggett ran with the Chiefs' first team at OTAs.

Leggett was mainly a nickel back and special teamer last season before going down with a shoulder injury of his own. The Chiefs are in trouble if he plays too much in the secondary, but he has a good chance to make the team because of his standout play covering kicks.
Fri, May 21, 2010 09:50:00 AM

Chiefs re-signed exclusive rights free agents DB Maurice Leggett and OT Barry Richardson.

After beginning last season as the nickel back, Leggett first lost the job then ended up on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. The Chiefs will look to upgrade in the draft. Former sixth-rounder Richardson will battle for a roster spot as a reserve lineman.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Apr 1, 2010 08:23:00 AM

Chiefs placed DB Maurice Leggett (shoulder) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Leggett, who was injured in Week 11, finishes with 17 tackles and five pass breakups. He began the year as K.C.'s nickel back, but was playing some safety of late. The Chiefs will look to upgrade this position in the off-year.
Wed, Nov 25, 2009 01:35:00 PM

Chiefs DB Maurice Leggett left Sunday's game with an apparent right arm injury.

The injury looked bad, so he's not likely to return. The Chiefs are thin in the secondary, and losing their nickel corner will hurt against Ben Roethlisberger.
Sun, Nov 22, 2009 01:58:00 PM

Chiefs placed CB Maurice Leggett (shoulder) on injured reserve, ending his season.

An undrafted rookie from Valdosta State, Leggett showed promising big-play ability in his first year, scoring TDs on both an interception and a fumble recovery. He will return in 2009 as the favorite to be KC's nickel corner.
Fri, Dec 26, 2008 02:45:00 PM

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