“He’s a third-down back and a Pro Bowl returner. That’s a pretty big thing,” Ryan said. “Do we expect him to come back from the surgery he had… and you’re going to put him in there instead of Shonn Green or LaDainian Tomlinson? Maybe you would. I’m not comfortable with that.”
“Let’s see where he’s at,” Ryan added. “I’m not just going to give him the ball 20 times a game coming off of that. He has to be ready to take that kind of role. If he’s ready to take an expanded role, then obviously we could see that. Again, third down is the most important down that you have on offense. That would be an ideal situation (for him).”
As more is said about Leon’s situation, I continue to say that I really don’t see him getting back with the team. Don’t be surprised by April 15th if another team swoops in and if they don’t, look closer to the draft for a trade.
Even if Leon stays with the team, they would not have brought in LT if they were going to give Leon the ball like they did last year 12-15 carries a game.