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Vonta Leach isn’t in any rush to sign

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Last Monday, free agent fullback Vonta Leach said that he anticipated signing with a new team in the next two weeks.

One week’s passed and Leach isn’t putting any timetable on things anymore. During an interview with Bruce Murray and Vic Carucci on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday, Leach said that he isn’t feeling any great pressure to put pen to paper on a deal.

“Right now we’re keeping all our options open. There’s really not a rush for anything right now because you can’t do nothing on the football field right now,” Leach said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “As long as we’re in somebody’s camp, I’ll be all right.”

Leach also addressed where things stood with some of the teams he’s been linked with since getting released by the Ravens. Leach said that he never discussed a time frame for signing with Miami during his discussions with the Dolphins and that interest from the Giants have been “picking up a little bit more” in recent days. He also said he’s in frequent communication with the Ravens and indicated that, if all things were equal, he’d return to his team for the last two seasons without any ill feelings about his release.

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12 Responses to “Vonta Leach isn’t in any rush to sign”
  1. jrcoop says: Jun 24, 2013 2:41 PM

    Can’t say I blame him. His talents are apparently in demand.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 24, 2013 2:47 PM

    I’d wait if I were him. Some team in the preseason will find out they need to do something to add another dimension on offense. And then they will pay more when they determine Leach is the best outlet to try and do that.

  3. finley88thebeast says: Jun 24, 2013 2:55 PM

    I wish green bay would cut ties with kuhn and sign this guy leach and lacy would be romping through people…lol

  4. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 24, 2013 2:58 PM

    if all things were equal, he’d return to his team for the last two seasons without any ill feelings about his release.
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    Paraphrase – “I’m leaning towards the Giants because the Ravens are in purge-and-rebuild mode. Not to mention in 2 years they will be flat broke.”

  5. bmoreravens1012013 says: Jun 24, 2013 3:22 PM

    Come back home , “Leeeeeeeeeeeeeaaach”

  6. Steeley McBeam says: Jun 24, 2013 3:26 PM

    For the love of Tebow please pick anywhere other than Baltimore. Huge loss for them if he leaves.

    Of course, Ravens fans will adimently deny that the best FB in football leaving their team is a negative.

  7. ctgiant says: Jun 24, 2013 3:27 PM

    Sign him REESE! You wanted him not long ago, and made an offer, which was matched, lets get him into a blue uniform, to start making our run game awesome, AGAIN!
    CT GIANT

  8. vibesid says: Jun 24, 2013 4:49 PM

    Leach was released by the Ravens because he was a $3.5 million hit to the salary cap this year. This is consistent with how Ravens have treated all of their veteran players since winning the Super Bowl. This is why Ed Reed is in Houston and Q Boldin is in Frisco. They did the same thing with McKinney, one of the best left tackles in the NFL, but he came back to the Ravens after he tested the free agent market. That is, he couldn’t get more money than the Ravens offered him. And the Ravens have offered Leach a reduced salary he didn’t want. So he’ll either be like Reed and end up with a new team for more money or like McKinney and stay with the SB champs for a paycut. Believe that if the money is close, he’ll stay in Baltimore. He is one of the most-liked players on the team, by the players and the coaches, and he knows his role there and the Ravens think they have a shot at the title again. Flacco and Rice want him back in purple, that’s for sure.

  9. 187crossbuck says: Jun 24, 2013 5:13 PM

    He’s a blocking back….why would he be in any sort of a rush?

  10. bluebagz says: Jun 24, 2013 5:49 PM

    thestrategyexpert says: Jun 24, 2013 2:47 PM

    I’d wait if I were him. Some team in the preseason will find out they need to do something to add another dimension on offense. And then they will pay more when they determine Leach is the best outlet to try and do that.
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    Dude he will sign somewhere before the preseason starts. He will most likely wait until the week of training camp just to see who will step up with an offer better than the Ravens’s offer. If no better offer presents itself he’s said that he will go back to the Ravens who will gladly take him back at a much cheaper price. Hopefully the Giants realize that this guy’s talent is too good to let him do that. Go Blue !!

  11. lovefootball4life says: Jun 24, 2013 6:39 PM

    Steeley McBeam says:
    Jun 24, 2013 3:26 PM
    For the love of Tebow please pick anywhere other than Baltimore. Huge loss for them if he leaves.

    Of course, Ravens fans will adimently deny that the best FB in football leaving their team is a negative.
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    Dude, you realize they released him right? They could afford him if they wanted. They opted not to. Maybe by their calculations it isn’t as big a deal as you think. It is amusing to see how badly you want something bad to happen to the Ravens.

  12. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 24, 2013 7:20 PM

    bluebagz:

    To the extent you think he should sign before the preseason just serves as a testament to the possible fire in some GM that is thinking the same thing. At some point we reach a breaking point where a GM raises his offer to an actionable level. By him processing this preseason logic he might want to get one step ahead of the next guy and make that increase in an offer to do just as you said. It’s only a matter of time til he signs, and I think the longer he holds out the more max money he could get especially after an injury or two happens.

    The advantage to signing earlier is to secure his spot or preferred location with more guarantees, but if those particulars aren’t important and it is about the money, then in that case I think he should just wait and continue to wait. That door could bust open late into the preseason and in that first day after rosters are set. I’d target that date range as the best money spot.

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