Like Edwards, Jim Leonhard is a former-Jet many fans are already acquainted with.
Though he has never been an outstanding player, you could do a lot worse than having a player like Leonhard as a second-unit safety.
Though he is not a prime talent, he could be viewed as a veteran leader in what is a very young secondary in New England. He also brings some versatility and an ability to fill in as a punt returner, should the Patriots need someone to take that role in the event of an injury to Julian Edelman.
Each of the last two seasons, he ended up on injured reserve in December. As a result, his durability is certainly a concern at this point.
With the number of defensive backs the team already has on the roster, it may take an injury during camp for Leonhard to get an invite.
As much as people may hate to think it, injuries are a certainty of the game.
In the event of one of their safeties going down, Jim Leonhard should be the first safety on the Patriots call list.