The Texans wanted to keep All Pro fullback Vonta Leach. The Broncos, Cowboys, Giants, and Ravens wanted to take him away.
In the end, the Ravens won.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Leach has agreed to terms on a three-year, $11 million contract with Baltimore. The deal includes, per Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston, $6 million guaranteed.
McClain reports that, with Leach gone, the Texans will give tight end James Casey a crack at handling the lead-blocking duties for 2010 NFL rushing champ Arian Foster. The Texans also will bring in a veteran free agent.
UPDATE: Leach’s agent, Ralph Vitolo, says that Leach is now the highest paid fullback in the league, according to Berman. That’s accurate, but Leach’s total contract comes in at No. 2 on the all-time list. Last year, Leonard Weaver signed a three-year, $11 million deal with $6.5 million guaranteed. Weaver has since been cut.