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Leon McFadden | Defensive Back

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
College: San Diego State
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49ers signed CB Leon McFadden to the practice squad.
McFadden was the 68th overall pick in the 2013 draft by the Browns. He was waived at final cuts this summer, and landed on the Jets' active roster for one week before getting the ax from them. It's not a bad landing spot for him. Sep 15 - 8:11 PM

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Jets waived CB Leon McFadden.

It's a sign the Jets are confident Dee Milliner (ankle) will be ready for Week 2. The move is extremely bad news for McFadden. The No. 68 overall pick of last year's draft, he's now been cut twice in 12 days. His NFL future isn't looking bright.
Sep 11 - 4:59 PM

Jets claimed CB Leon McFadden off waivers from the Browns.

It's a no-brainer move for the corner-needy Jets, who are set to start Antonio Allen and Darrin Walls against the Raiders in Week 1. New Browns coach Mike Pettine (a Rex Ryan disciple) quickly gave up on McFadden, the No. 68 overall pick in 2013.
Aug 31 - 1:13 PM

Browns waived CB Leon McFadden.

The No. 68 overall pick of the 2013 draft, McFadden was active for all 16 games as a rookie, but struggled to get on the field on defense. When he did, he struggled mightily across 247 snaps. The San Diego State product is under-sized at 5-foot-10, 190 pounds.
Aug 30 - 1:53 PM

Browns CB Leon McFadden's roster spot could be in jeopardy.

A third-round pick last year, McFadden was active for nine games. He struggled when on the field, and was pushed down the depth chart by the additions of Justin Gilbert and Pierre Desir. McFadden is no higher than the Browns' No. 4/5 corner. He also was not drafted by current Browns GM Ray Farmer.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 7 - 10:04 PM

Browns rookie CB Leon McFadden is expected to see more playing time in Week 14 against the Patriots.

McFadden has been getting snaps as a safety in dime packages over the last two weeks and will take over as the No. 3 corner for the rest of the season with Chris Owens on injured reserve. "He has my trust to go into a game," DC Ray Horton said. "He’s prepared hard. Worked hard on the field, and earned his chance. He is one of our starters-in-waiting, and I expect him to do well."
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 09:02:00 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports third-round rookie CB Leon McFadden is expected to see an expanded role when the Browns come out of their bye in Week 11.

McFadden has been active for just two games this season and played a total of three snaps. He's behind Chris Owens for the No. 3 corner job, but is expected to see more playing time in sub-packages down the stretch. "I have complete confidence in him." DC Ray Horton said. "No reservations whatsoever. He’s ready to play."
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 07:08:00 PM

Third-round pick Leon McFadden is no longer considered a serious competitor for the Browns' starting right cornerback job.

He's missed a ton of camp with a groin pull. The position is now expected to come down to Chris Owens and Buster Skrine at what projects as the biggest weakness on an otherwise underrated Cleveland defense. McFadden could still get an in-season opportunity once he heals up and earns consistent reps.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 03:17:00 PM

Browns signed third-round CB Leon McFadden to a four-year contract.

McFadden, the No. 68 overall pick, ran with the second-team defense during spring practices, but he is squarely in the mix to start opposite Joe Haden. NFL Films guru Greg Cosell called him "an absolutely terrific player" in the pre-draft process, despite his small stature (5-foot-9 5/8, 193). McFadden will compete with Buster Skrine and Chris Owens for the No. 2 cornerback job.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 06:11:00 PM

Browns third-round CB Leon McFadden has been running with the second team during OTAs and minicamp.

McFadden, Buster Skrine and Chris Owens are all competing for the No. 2 corner job opposite Joe Haden. Expect the battle to go deep into camp. The Browns have a very strong front seven, but the secondary is going to be a question mark. At 5'9/183, McFadden is a threat to get picked on via fades if he wins the job.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 08:09:00 AM

ESPN Cleveland expects third-round CB Leon McFadden to be the Browns' Week 1 starter at right cornerback.

McFadden was viewed by most teams as a slot corner coming out of San Diego State, but the Browns plan start him opposite Joe Haden. With only Buster Skrine currently ahead of him on the depth chart, McFadden will be forced into significant playing time as a rookie. At 5-foot-9 5/8, 193, McFadden is undersized and will likely struggle in coverage against bigger receivers.
Sat, May 18, 2013 08:10:00 PM

The Browns are projecting third-round pick Leon McFadden as their Week 1 starter at right cornerback.

If McFadden wins the job, he'll cover No. 2 receivers with Joe Haden mirroring No. 1s. Buster Skrine would cover slot receivers. Although McFadden is a solid NFL prospect, he stands under 5-foot-10 and is likely to struggle with taller receivers like A.J. Green in the AFC North. He will be picked on as a rookie.
Fri, May 3, 2013 07:28:00 PM

Browns selected San Diego State CB Leon McFadden with the No. 68 overall pick.

McFadden (5-foot-9 5/8, 193) was a 3 1/2-year starter for the Aztecs at outside corner, logging 13 career tackles for loss and eight interceptions, including two pick-sixes as a senior. Smallish with short arms (32 3/8") and 4.54 speed, McFadden was viewed by most teams as a slot corner during the pre-draft process. He's quick in a short area with high football IQ, and has been called "an absolutely terrific player" by Greg Cosell. McFadden should compete for a starting job in Cleveland opposite Joe Haden.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:57:00 PM

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