Jets place Jim Leonhard on IR

As expected, the New York Jets placed injured safety Jim Leonhard (knee) on injured reserve, ending his 2011 season. Leonhard had his leg twisted following a second-quarter interception in Sunday’s 37-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Leonhard will be replaced by backup safety Brodney Pool for the rest of the year. New York (8-5) currently holds the final wild-card spot in the AFC and has won three straight games.