Jan 6, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach (44) spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter of the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts at M

New York Giants to Further Pursue Vonta Leach



After being cut by the Baltimore Ravens, fullback Vonta Leach has attracted attention from many teams, including the New York Giants. After Leach did not accept the Giants’ first offer, Big Blue is considering increasing their previous offer to ensure that Leach ends up signing with them. Acquiring Leach makes sense seeing as the Giants current fullback, Henry Hynoski, was injured during OTAs. Although the Giants have expressed hope that Hynoski will be able to play week 1, their pursuit of Leach tells the football world something different.

Unfortunately, the Giants are not the only time interested in Vonta Leach. The highly esteemed fullback has been in contact with other teams such as the Miami Dolphins, although Leach recently spent a long time in Miami and left without a contract. Vonta Leach himself has expressed interest in returning to the Houston Texans to end his career, although Houston’s cap room is extremely low and signing the veteran fullback would be very cost detriment. So, Leach’s chances of joining Coughlin’s crew are looking pretty good right now, and expect Leach to make a decision soon as his personal window for deciding who he will sign with is nearing its end.

Leach, the 10 year veteran, would be an ideal replacement for Hynoski. Leach has led the way for spectacular running backs in his career including Arian Foster and Ray Rice, who attribute much of their success to Leach. Leach would also help David Wilson jump-start his NFL career as a starting running back. Leach’s blocking can provide an immediate spark in the Giants’ running game, and Leach can even be a successful runner and receiver himself. With his talent and experience and the Giants’ need for a fullback, signing Leach has to be a priority for GM Jerry Reese.

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