Panther Spotlight: DT Louis Leonard - Update

Here's what I can dig up on our new DT Louis Leonard from Cleveland. Hopefully one of the Cleveland guys will weigh in shortly and give us the 'skinny' on the big guy.

Games Played/Started:

2007 (4/0); 2008 (16/4)

Career Totals

20 games, 4 starts

Personal Stats:

Height: 6-4   Weight: 325   Age: 25

College: Fresno State

Experience: 3rd season

Update by Jaxon: Apparently Leonard got into an 'issue' with the d-line coach earlier in camp:

The Incident: It happened at the Swan. Whatever happened, Louis Leonard apparently cursed at Cox. As a punishment, Cox told Leonard to run a lap and to not stop running until he told him to. Leonard ran four laps in a row, something you can imagine being exhausting to a big man like that. Leonard seemed to have a cordial attitude about it afterward though, so I don't think we'll see him waived before regular cuts.

more after the jump

Career Transactions

Originally signed by San Diego as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 4, 2007...Waived by San Diego on Sept. 1, 2007...Signed by San Diego to the practice squad on Sept 2, 2007...Signed by St. Louis to the active roster off the San Diego practice squad on Sept. 12, 2007...Waived by St. Louis on Oct. 6, 2007...Claimed by Cleveland via waivers on Oct. 8, 2007.

2008

Game 1 vs. Dallas 9/7: Played defensive end with 1 tackle...Game 2 vs. Pittsburgh 9/14: Played defensive end...Game 3 at Baltimore 9/21: Played defensive end and tackle with 1 solo tackle...Part of a defensive effort that limited the Ravens to 273 net yards of offense...Game 4 at Cincinnati 9/28: Played defensive end and added 2 tackles and 1 QB pressure...Part of a defensive effort that limited the Bengals to 211 net yards of offense, including only 69 yards rushing, forced 5 turnovers and 3 sacks...Game 5 vs. N.Y. Giants 10/13: Started at right defensive end for injured Shaun Smith (hand)...Made his first NFL start...Game 6 at Washington 10/19: Started at right defensive end for injured Shaun Smith (hand) and added a career-high 3 tackles...Game 7 at Jacksonville 10/26: Started at right defensive end for injured Shaun Smith (hand) with 4 tackles...Part of a defensive effort that limited Jaguars RB Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew to a combined 20 carries for 53 yards (2.7 avg.)...Game 8 vs. Baltimore 11/2: Played defensive end...Game 9 vs. Denver 11/6: Played defensive end...Game 10 at Buffalo 11/17: Played defensive end and was part of a defensive effort that forced four turnovers...Game 11 vs. Houston 11/23: Played defensive end with 2 tackles...Game 12 vs. Indianapolis 11/30: Played defensive end with 2 tackles...Part of a defensive effort that limited the Colts to 215 net yards of offense, including 125 net yards passing, 3 offensive points and forced 3 turnovers...Game 13 at Tennessee 12/7: Played defense end with a career-high 5 tackles, including 3 solo...Game 14 at Philadelphia 12/15: Played defense end with 4 tackles, including 3 solo...Game 15 vs. Cincinnati 12/21: Started at right defensive end for Shaun Smith (calf) with 1 tackle... Game 16 at Pittsburgh 12/28: Played defensive end and had 4 solo tackles in a 6-tackle effort.

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