Although they are considered long shots, the New York Giants remain in the hunt for All-Pro fullback Vonta Leach, who said late last week he would make a decision on where he will sign sometime over the next two weeks. In addition to the Giants, six other teams have expressed interest in his services, including his former team, the Houston Texans, and the Miami Dolphins, with whom he visited shortly after being released by the Baltimore Ravens.
“I feel great,” Leach told The Daily Reflector on Friday. “I know I can play in this league and I’ve got some teams that are courting me. In the next two weeks, I know where I’ll be playing.”
The Giants inquired with Leach almost immediately upon his release and later discussed possibilities with his agent, but due to their tight salary cap situation, it appears as if they'll be outbid by teams with much more available cap space. And although Leach has had the Giants on his radar in the past, he seems to be leaning in the direction of his former team, the Texans.
The one luxury the Giants do have on their side is that they're a "win now" kind of team, whereas other teams like the Dolphins are not. And since Leach is looking at this as if it will be his last NFL contract, they might have a fighting chance. Might, of course, being the keyword.
“There are a lot of teams out there that want me, about seven teams,” Leach said. “Me and my agent are going to take our time and see what’s the best fit for me. I’m probably going to play three more years before I hang it up.”
Chances remain slim-to-none, but anything is possible.
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