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Leach’s agent says no team is out of it yet

Baltimore Ravens fullback Leach is tackled by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Brown in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans Reuters

It wasn’t that long ago (yesterday) when the agent for Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach was saying he thought the Dolphins would be his client’s destination.

Today, he wants everyone to know there’s still plenty of time to bid on this coveted item.

Nobody has been excluded,” agent Ralph Vitolo said, via Fox 26 in Houston. “You have to put Miami, Houston and the Giants in the first three.

“Kansas City is also involved and Baltimore is included in this also.”

Vitolo said that with NFL decision-makers scattered and on vacation, it was hard to envision a deal soon. But he reiterated the

“It’s difficult to get anything done right now because many club officials are gone and some of them are out of the country,” Vitolo said, reiterating that the Dolphins made the most sense.

“We’re not playing football so the sense of urgency is not there for us to do it or the teams,” Vitolo said.

Of course, if any of those teams would make a more substantial offer, that urgency would likely increase.

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22 Responses to “Leach’s agent says no team is out of it yet”
  1. stillabillsfan says: Jun 27, 2013 2:38 PM

    “Could he be that stupid?”

    Is this a serious question?

  2. FinFan68 says: Jun 27, 2013 2:45 PM

    Somebody please tell his agent this isn’t e-bay where a last minute snipe bid wins the item. The interested teams have made their offers. Shut up and pick one. It sounds like he just wants Baltimore to match.

  3. datd00d says: Jun 27, 2013 2:47 PM

    Good for Vonta. While FBs are a dime a dozen, this guy is an absolute animal and is head and shoulders above the competition.

    I hope he ends up going back to Baltimore or Houston for more than his original contracts were – serves them right for trying to squeeze him.

  4. scmems07 says: Jun 27, 2013 2:50 PM

    Leach in kc blocking for Charles, that’s a scary thought. Charles would get 2k yards easily.

  5. ravensrule52 says: Jun 27, 2013 2:51 PM

    come back to Baltimore

  6. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 27, 2013 3:09 PM

    “You have to put Miami, Houston and the Giants in the first three.”
    —————————————————
    Baltimore should get used to finishing 4th fiddle, looking up at 3 other teams. It’ll be a season-long gaze.

  7. sbchampsagain says: Jun 27, 2013 3:13 PM

    Ozzie let you test the market, Vonta.
    No one’s offering more than Baltimore’s $2M.
    Come home to the World Champs, and repeat. You know you want to.

  8. silverhornet says: Jun 27, 2013 3:25 PM

    Something tells me Jeff Ireland isn’t too happy about this process undertaken by the agent.

  9. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jun 27, 2013 3:42 PM

    I would chose any team but Baltimorgue. It is just a terrible football franchise.

  10. scoobies05 says: Jun 27, 2013 3:47 PM

    um..crown. last years the steelers were looking up at cinci and baltimore. two years ago looking up at baltimore. so this year based on regression pitt is looking at a nice 4th place finish

  11. jrcoop says: Jun 27, 2013 3:55 PM

    Miami has far more cap space than any of the other suitors mentioned, so they can be high bidder if they choose. As of 6-21:

    Dolphins: $17.63 million
    Ravens: $6.04 million
    Chiefs: $3.56 million
    Texans: $2.80 million

    Of course, length of contract is likely a factor as well. I would be surprised if anything gets done at this stage of the season anytime soon.

  12. phinfan says: Jun 27, 2013 4:05 PM

    I want a player that will come and play… not just a fat paycheck. Its obvious he doesn’t want to play for any of the above teams and hes waiting on Baltimore to anti up.

  13. annapterp says: Jun 27, 2013 4:39 PM

    Baltimore already did “anti up”. The offer is on the table, take it or leave it. As always with the Ravens, right player-right price, otherwise see ya later.

  14. pasote says: Jun 27, 2013 4:46 PM

    With all the money Tennessee has been spending why are they not going after this guy to block for CJ??

  15. scoobies05 says: Jun 27, 2013 4:47 PM

    hmmm…hey coltswin didnt the ravens roll through the colts on their way to winning their 2nd superbowl. terrible must mean something different in indy

  16. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Jun 27, 2013 6:10 PM

    as an alum of ECU, i implore my fellow Pirate not to go to Kansas City. After watching him for 14 years, Andy Reid does not value the fullback position; and you would be reducing your future value by being ignored. Look at the number of plays Andy uses a fullback; fewer each year. I think Houston would love to have you back….

  17. ppdoc13 says: Jun 27, 2013 6:10 PM

    @doltswin – “Baltimore is just a terrible franchise”, based upon what? Winning 2 SB’s in their first 16 years in the league? Going to multiple AFC championships in their short history? Making the playoffs 5 years in a row and winning at least one game every year? Selling out every single ge on franchise history ?

    Meanwhile, the dolts have arguably the worst owner in football. Fair weather fans who only show up when the team is winning. A losing playoff record since moving to Indy. Only 1 SB win with the “great” Peyton manning as their qb as their leader.

    Why don’t you qualify your statement and tell all of us great unwashed what makes a franchise terrible vs great. And when your lousy team wins its second trophy since 1983 then come back and talk to us. By then the ravens will have at least 3 or 4 under their belt

  18. westcoastdolphin says: Jun 27, 2013 6:25 PM

    If they think the price will start going up the closer training camp gets then I think they’re in for a big dissapointment. If anything teams are going to start to lose interest. Joe Philbin already stated he wanted this deal done last week and if Miami is supposedly the highest bidder well….

  19. twyger says: Jun 27, 2013 7:55 PM

    Step right up folks…. to Roll’em out Ralphs! No credit too poor, no offer too crazy… Roll’em out Ralph Vitolo is practically givin’em away!

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Don’t go home tonight, and lay in your bed – looking up at the ceiling… and dream about a fullback you know you need! Come on down here to Roll’em out Ralphs – and let our professional staff help make YOUR dreams a reality!!

    Folks, tell me how you’d feel if you woke up tomorrow… fixed yourself a cup of coffee… went out to collect your morning paper… ONLY to find this shiny high performance fullback in your neighbors driveway? Folks folks folks…. knowing you didn’t even make an offer? How would you really feel about that? Having to look forward to seeing that fullback in your neighbors driveway day after day… all because you didn’t come down here to Ralph’s and make an offer? People puuuuhhhlease…. don’t let that be you!!

    Get yourself down here to foe foety foe’th avenue, down to Roll’em out Ralph’s – YOUR downtown agent, and make an offer we can’t refuse ladies and gentlemen!! Do it for yourself! Do it for your team! Do it NOW! Come on down here and getcha suuuummmm!!!!!!!!!

  20. bchapman2011 says: Jun 27, 2013 8:44 PM

    rcoop says:
    Jun 27, 2013 3:55 PM
    Miami has far more cap space than any of the other suitors mentioned, so they can be high bidder if they choose. As of 6-21:

    Dolphins: $17.63 million
    Ravens: $6.04 million
    Chiefs: $3.56 million
    Texans: $2.80 million

    Of course, length of contract is likely a factor as well. I would be surprised if anything gets done at this stage of the season anytime soon.
    ————————————————————
    Just because you have a-lot of cap space does not mean that you use it. Miami has made their offer. IF Leach wants too much then they should let him walk and carry the cash over to next season. Miami back loaded a-lot of their FA contracts this offseason. They will need cap space in seasons to come.

  21. dulz26 says: Jun 28, 2013 10:15 AM

    Agree with Chapmams comment. Miami had made their offer already and the reason it has stall is only cuz his agent is trying to drive up the offers. They have nothing to lose by wating but at the end the offers aren’t going to change.

  22. bigdawg24 says: Jun 28, 2013 1:39 PM

    Chiefs need to jump all over this guy.

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