Nov 4, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach (44) during a game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Baltimore won 25-15. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants to Join Texans and Dolphins in Vonta Leach Sweepstakes?


For a position that is supposedly dying as the NFL transitions to more of a passing-oriented attack, there sure are a lot of teams interested in former Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach.

A few days ago we reported the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins have serious interest.

Add the New York Giants to the list as well.

According to The New York Daily News the Giants may make a last-minute run at Leach despite being at a cap disadvantage:

Leach – whom the Giants pursued back in 2007 when they signed him to a restricted free agent offer sheet that the Houston Texans eventually matched — would be a huge upgrade if the Giants can figure out how to fit him under the salary cap. That won’t be easy, though, because he was cut by the Ravens after they couldn’t reach an agreement on a restructured contract, and a source said he has no intentions of signing anywhere for one year and a minimum salary.

That puts the Giants in a bind because they have only $3.3 million of room under the salary cap according to NFLPA records and the Dolphins, the only team Leach has visited, has $17.6 million of room. The Houston Texans are also interested in Leach, according to a source, but they have even less cap room than the Giants ($2.8 million).

It makes sense for the Giants to have a serious interest in Leach with Henry Hynoski potentially starting the season on the PUP list. Last year the Giants had no quality options after he went down and paid the price.

 

 

If the Giants truly wish to bring Leach to town the front office probably should have shown interest earlier. A multi-year deal would go a long way at this point considering both the Dolphins and Texans have more room under the cap to work with at this point.

It’s going to be hard to snag Leach, but leave it up to one of the best front offices in all of sports to find a way to do it.

 

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  • Jason Klenetsky

    I’m going to sleep tonight with the thought of Leech blocking for Lamar Miller. I hope it isn’t just a pipe dream.