It’s not going to leave anyone on pins and needles, but Vonta Leach has given us a timeline to mull over nonetheless.
According to The Daily Reflector, Leach is being pursued by about seven teams. Fullbacks don’t generally get this much attraction when they hit the market, but if anyone is deserving of this exception, surely it’s Vonta Leach. In his three years with the Baltimore Ravens Leach was on the field for 1,026 of a possible 2,171 offensive; which is quite the feat in a league that seems intent on phasing out his position.
Leach is coming off arguably the best season of his nine year career. He set a career high in receptions with 21 and set the second highest marks of his career in rushing yards (32) and receiving yards (143). It’s not the yardage where Leach makes hay though.
In his only two seasons with the Ravens, his last club that had cut him just a week earlier, he is credited with playing an instrumental role in shaping the hard nosed and physical brand of football that helped get them to last year’s Super Bowl. As a lead blocker he is second to none in the league and his three Pro-Bowl and All-Pro nods serve as evidence.
Leach has stated that his first choice in free agency would be a return to the Houston Texans, where he played from 2006-10 and earned his first All-Pro nod in 2010. Leach has already made a visit to the Miami Dolphins facility and the New York Giants have also inquired about Leach. Can’t imagine why any team with a need at fullback wouldn’t.
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