Brian Leonard | RB | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Posted: 11/12/2013 4:05pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Brian Leonard will take over as the primary running back after RB Mike James (ankle) fractured his ankle in Week 10. RB Bobby Rainey will back up Leonard.
Huddle Up: Rainey had the better fantasy night Monday due to his 1-yard TD, but Leonard had a 22-9 edge in touches and that could very well be the ratio going forward.
Posted: 11/12/2013 12:16am et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Brian Leonard rushed times for a game-high 57 yards Monday, Nov. 11 in a 22-19 win over the Miami Dolphins -- the Bucs' first win of the season.
Huddle Up: Leonard got the first call when starter Mike James suffered a fractured ankle on the Bucs' opening drive of the night. He added 16 yards on 2 receptions, giving him 22 touches to 9 (for 56 yards) for fellow RB Bobby Rainey, but it was Rainey who had the better fantasy night, scoring what proved to be the Bucs' game-winning TD on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. Expect a timeshare going foward.
Posted: 8/29/2013 2:27pm et
The battle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup running back position behind RB Doug Martin is close between RBs Brian Leonard, Mike James and Peyton Hillis. If the Buccaneers chose to only keep three running backs, Hillis could be the odd man out, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: For what it's worth, Hillis actually leads all Bucs backs with 114 rushing yards on 29 attempts this preseason, but Leonard has flashed with his 2 scoring runs. None of the 3, though, would figure to be a particularly productive handcuff to starter Dog Martin.
Posted: 4/5/2013 12:02am et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may decide to use RB Brian Leonard as their third-down back after deciding to release RB Danny Ware. Ware was the team's third-down back in 2012.
Huddle Up: Leonard caught only 11 passes this past season -- the second-lowest total of his 6-year NFL career -- and it's hard to imagine Doug Martin not getting the lion's share of 3rd-down work after catching 49 passes as a rookie this past season.
Posted: 4/1/2013 8:49pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with free-agent RB Brian Leonard on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Leonard is a pass-catching fullback who could pick up a little slack for Doug Martin without taking too big a bite out of his touches.