Found July 18, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
The Miami Dolphins have been considered the clear front-runner for free agent fullback Vonta Leach since he was released by the Baltimore Ravens last month.  Despite on-going contract talks, the Dolphins have decided not to an extend an offer to the former 2004 undrafted product out of East Carolina, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Source tells me #Dolphins standing pat, going to camp without signing FB Vonta Leach. No offer. Team will weigh options on roster. (More) — Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) July 18, 2013 [RELATED: Lamar Miller Looks To Burst Onto Scene in 2013] Photo Credit: Salguero notes that the club will look to “circle back around” to the 6-0, 260-pound fullback if the in-house options (Jorvorskie Lane and Charles Clay) don’t get the job done and Leach is still available, but that may not be an option. Leach has received immense interest from around the NFL over the last month.  The Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants and Cle...

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