Leach's agent, Ralph Vitolo, spoke to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post and said that the Giants are in fact a great fit and that he and Leach would visit if they wanted to.
“Vonta will visit if the Giants ask him to,’’ Leach’s agent, Ralph Vitolo, told The Post Wednesday morning. “No team has been excluded. The Giants are a great fit also but we have to be creative.’’
Earlier on Wednesday, Vitolo told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that he sees his client landing with the Dolphins because it's the right place to be and they were working on the numbers for a potential contract.
"Asked if he believes Leach will sign with Miami, Vitolo said: “I think so. I hope so. It’s the right place to be. We’re trying to crunch the numbers."
The reason why Vitolo said the Giants would need to be creative is due to the fact that the team only has $3.3 million left in salary cap space and they still have to sign rookie draft picks Justin Pugh and Ryan Nassib. The Dolphins however, have around $17.6 million in cap space, which is why they look like the favorites for Leach.
Despite the lack of money, the Giants were reportedly going to make a last-ditch effort to sign Leach due to the fact that they need a fullback. Starting fullback Henry Hynoski had knee surgery back on May 24 and may begin the season on the PUP List, which could knock him out of the first six games of the 2013 season.
For the time being, the Giants will likely shift tight end Bear Pascoe over to the fullback position, something he has done in the past, but he is a more natural tight end as opposed to being a fullback, and if given the opportunity, Leach would be a better option at fullback for the team.
The 31-year-old Leach was released by the Baltimore Ravens after two seasons with the reigning Super Bowl Champions after he failed to restructure his contract with Baltimore; he was owed $3 million in 2013 before his release. Back in 2007, the Giants had signed Leach to a four-year offer sheet, but the Houston Texans matched the Giants offer.
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