The Ravens gave a Harvard Law School alum a jersey with fullback Vonta Leach’s number earlier this week and Leach is hoping that another product of the Cambridge school doesn’t force him off the Ravens roster.
President Obama got a No. 44 jersey during the Ravens’ visit to the White House because he’s the 44th President of the United States, which likely is less of a concern to Leach than the presence of former Harvard fullback and Ravens fourth-round pick Kyle Juszczyk on the roster. Leach won’t have to compete with Obama to remain with the Ravens, but he will have to compete with the younger and cheaper Juszczyk and that explains why he sounds open to adjusting his contract for the 2013 season.
“We’re both still here, so we’ll see how it goes,” Leach said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “Hopefully, it can work out for both of us. If it don’t, I feel like I still can play in this league and I’ll have a job somewhere.”
Leach is set to make $3 million in base salary in 2013 and has a cap figure of $4.33 million, numbers the Ravens would like to see come down and Wilson reports they are crafting a proposal along those lines because they’d like to keep both fullbacks. Leach obviously sounds open to it, although the final number would have to be enough for Leach to forego the chance to do better elsewhere.