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Leach wants to return to Texans


While the timing could have been better for fullback Vonta Leach, the outcome isn’t entirely a surprise.

The Pro Bowl fullback is back on the market, cut by the Ravens.  He’d like to go back to the place where he spent five seasons before arriving in Baltimore.

“Obviously, which teams you have the best fit at,” Leach’s agent, Ralph Vitolo, told FOX 26 in Houston. “The most logical fit and the smoothest transition to another team would be Houston because he’s already been there.

“He understands the coaches, the scheme.  He’s worked with Arian Foster and the rest of the offensive line, so it would be a very smooth transition to go back to Houston.”

Actually, it would have been smoother if it had happened before the Texans signed veteran fullback Greg Jones.

If the Texans aren’t interested, Leach is interested in the Broncos, Cowboys, and Bengals.  Either way, Vitolo said he plans to contact all 32 teams.

Um, Ralph?  It’s probably safe to take the Ravens off the list.

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15 Responses to “Leach wants to return to Texans”
  1. gtorlone says: Jun 11, 2013 1:31 PM

    Every team should be interested. This is the guy who makes sure your running back doesn’t need to visit Dr. James Andrews.

  2. nineroutsider says: Jun 11, 2013 1:38 PM

    He won’t have a hard time finding a gig. The Giants or Bears should look at him.

  3. cheapseater says: Jun 11, 2013 1:39 PM

    Texans have the better fullback with them right now.

  4. malachiofcourse says: Jun 11, 2013 1:44 PM

    leach is still a baller, but my broncos aren’t going to be interested. jacob hester’s role has been expanding rapidly this offseason, and he is more versatile, offering good coverage on kickoff units

  5. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 11, 2013 1:57 PM

    I bet he does..

    Vonta helped Foster win a rushing title, but Jones helped MJD win one the very next year, behind a very bad passing attack.

    I don’t know a lot about Greg Jones but I’m not cutting him to pick Vonta back up. I really like Vonta, and I wish he’d have been back on the market earlier but thats too much money for a fullback.

  6. kevo126 says: Jun 11, 2013 2:00 PM

    “Um, Ralph? It’s probably safe to take the Ravens off the list.”

    according to the ravens official website, the ravens are still interested in bringing him back…

  7. ravenscallywag says: Jun 11, 2013 2:02 PM

    Ravens would still re-sign him, provided his salary demands go down. I think someone will pay him more than the Ravens are willing, but if there isn’t, I think he could choose to return on a better priced deal.

  8. Grulks says: Jun 11, 2013 2:07 PM

    Interesting. Vickers and his 1.5ish million base are on the bubble in Dallas, and while Leach is a clear upgrade, I cant really see Dallas spending the money for him even though it would be worth it. It would be a nice pickup though

  9. catfanatic1979v1 says: Jun 11, 2013 6:43 PM

    Green bay has two young backs who need a good blocker.

  10. bengaldynastyinthemaking says: Jun 11, 2013 7:08 PM

    The Bengals will sign Leach. They’ve been using a TE as a fullback during OTA’S and obviously, with our style of offense and the division we play in, he’d be a perfect fit.

  11. bluenose1965 says: Jun 11, 2013 9:43 PM

    The Texans had Leach, then Vickers. Take it from me, Leach is a much better option than Vickers.

  12. meytonpanning says: Jun 12, 2013 10:20 AM

    The Giants already have that Henry guy (can’t spell the last name) as a solid fullback.

    I think Leach would be a great fit in Denver. He’s worked with Foster and Ray Rice, and would be a great addition to the backfield.

    Would be good for Monte Ball, as a teacher and a blocker. Keep the pressure off Peyton Manning. He’s also a good receiver and has good hands.

  13. michaelpastro says: Jun 13, 2013 5:22 PM

    I wished the Bengals would spend the cash and not use a TE as a Fullback but, I don’t see that happening.

  14. dem5957 says: Jun 14, 2013 10:50 AM

    Bengals are going to a 2 TE set with Probowler Jermaine Gresham and first round pick Tyler Eifert. The need for Leach was 2 years ago, to lead through the hole for BJGE-not now….The scheme has changed

  15. tiggerblood says: Jun 14, 2013 9:49 PM

    2 TE set blah blah blah For the Bengals do you think they’ll run a 2 TE set on every down? Dummy, Leach would be a great addition much like the addition of James Harrison on defense, tough and has got a ring a great leader for the offense.

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