Five-year NFL veteran cornerback Cre’Von LeBlanc signed a one-year, contract with the Miami Dolphins. LeBlanc, a former undrafted free agent, spent the 2020 season with the Philadelphia Eagles and has also played for the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, and Detroit Lions.
Cre’Von LeBlanc, Miami Dolphins, Agree to Contract
Cre’Von LeBlanc had an up-and-down year with the Eagles in 2020. The former undrafted free agent began the season coming off the bench and ended the year with 22 tackles, one tackle-for-loss, one quarterback hit, one forced fumble, and two passes defended in nine games. Unfortunately, LeBlanc landed on the injured reserve in late November, prematurely ending his season.
LeBlanc started his NFL journey as an undrafted free agent in the 2016 NFL Draft. Signing with the New England Patriots, LeBlanc faced an uphill battle to win one of the final spots on the roster. While he couldn’t quite make it in New England, he had a fantastic preseason and ended up getting claimed by the Chicago Bears. The Florida Atlantic product spent the next two years in the windy city, recording a combined 61 tackles, one tackle-for-loss, two quarterback hits, and two interceptions in 28 games played (10 starts). One of his two interceptions turned into a pick-six against Matthew Stafford.
The Bears released LeBlanc prior to the start of the 2018 season, but he managed to land on his feet with the Detroit Lions and former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. However, LeBlanc only played three games for Detroit before the team parted ways with the former undrafted free agent.
The Eagles put in a claim for LeBlanc, and that move immediately paid off. Appearing in eight games and making four starts, LeBlanc recorded 24 tackles, one tackle-for-loss, and one defended pass during the remainder of the regular season. He turned his game up a notch in the postseason, leading defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz to say that grabbing LeBlanc off waivers was “the key to [their] season.”
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