Another Day Passes Without A Leach Signing


Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach (44) against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

So for the Third day in a row, Vonta Leach was expected to sign an NFL contract. Also for the third consecutive day, Vonta Leach did not sign an NFL contract. The Ravens are considered a near lock to sign Leach back. They have been ever since the Miami Dolphins dropped their names out of the conversation. The Ravens contract offer is the same one it has been since day one when Leach was cut. Ozzie Newsome does not budge much on contracts, so it stands to reason that it will be the same contract that Leach eventually signs. The only real question is, whats the holdup?

Leach is 31 years old and has about a decade of NFL experience under his belt. Odds are high that Leach, like most NFL veterans, simply wants to skip as much training camp as possible. That isn’t really that surprising, not many vets look forward to camp and most would probably skip the first week or so if they could.

For a guy like Leach, as long as he is in shape, he doesnt really need a full training camp. Not only does he have enough experience to play a game tomorrow in any offense, he also has a pretty simple job description as a fullback. Get in the hole, take out a linebacker. thats pretty much it.

It is still highly likely that LEach signs next week, but the Ravens wont keep a roster spot open for forever, so he needs to make up his mind soon. The Ravens want him back, and considering the Giants(his only other realistic suitor) are only offering league minimum, the Ravens are easily Leachs’ best option. It turns out they have been all along.