Dolphins experimenting with DT Earl Mitchell at fullback

The Joe Philbin era of the Miami Dolphins has had a very apparent aversion to the fullback position, and the last time there was speculation that the Dolphins would pursue a fullback was a few years back when there were strong rumors that the team was very interested in former Ravens fullback Vonta Leach. There currently is not a traditional fullback on the roster so it would appear...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Green Bay Packers select Aaron Ripkowski, FB, Oklahoma, 206

Analysis (Mike Wendlandt):  A 2nd team All-Big 12 selection, Ripkowksi is as traditionas you will find at fullback. A hard nosed blocker who seeks out contact and drives through his target. Great size at 6’1” and 257 lbs, he can also be an in-line tight end. Not much impact as a receiver, but he did score four times in 2014. Ran well at Pro Day (4.69) and reminds me of Vonta...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Fullback Vonta Leach Takes Apparent Shot At Tim Tebow In Angry Tweet

The Philadelphia Eagles are signing Tim Tebow, and Vonta Leach is not impressed. A report surfaced Sunday that the Eagles plan to sign Tebow to a one-year contract, ending the former Heisman Trophy winner’s two-year NFL hiatus. Leach also hasn’t played an NFL game since the 2013 season after the Baltimore Ravens released him in February 2014. Shortly...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Have Discussed The Possibly Signing FB Vonta Leach

  According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Falcons have discussed the idea of signing veteran FB Vonta Leach to a contract. Ledbetter projects the Falcons to keep four running backs including Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers, Antone Smith and Devonta Freeman, so there could be room to add a fullback. Leach mentioned a month ago that has received...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent FB Vonta Leach Remains In Contact With NFL Teams, Waiting For Opportunity

Free agent FB Vonta Leach has received texts from teams and coaching around the NFL checking to make sure he’s staying in shape. “A lot of teams and coaches have sent text message to make sure that I’m staying in shape,’ Leach said,via the Baltimore Sun. “You never know when you might get that call. I’ve played in this league for a long time. I know how this business...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Vonta Leach, Colts, Lions, Packers & Titans

  Vonta Leach Free agent FB Vonta Leach recently mentioned that he is hopeful he’ll be able to sign on with a new team at some point during training camp. “It’s never easy going through free agency,” Leach said, via The Robesonian. “It’s just a waiting game. I probably won’t sign with a team until training camp.” The Ravens released Leach back in February, which...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Juszczyk will be an impact player for the Baltimore Ravens

With many moves in the offseason and training camp quickly approaching, it looks like the Baltimore Ravens are moving in the right direction for a successful 2014 season. Many of those moves involve letting go of players and bringing up newer ones to replace. That is the case with Kyle Juszczyk. Earlier in the year, the Ravens released starting fullback Vonta Leach, now they must...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets: 5 Players the Team Should Still Sign

Vonta Leach – Full Back There is no question that the New York Jets love to run the football. However, in today’s game your more likely to find great fullbacks in a museum exhibit rather than on the field. Vonta Leach is a three-time pro bowler who is not only an excellent blocker but who can also be a great short yardage back. While Tommy Bohanon had an average rookie year,...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Free Agent FB Greg Jones Visited Falcons Tuesday

  Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that free agent FB Greg Jones visited with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday. The Falcons parted ways with former 2012 fifth-round pick Bradie Ewing a few weeks ago, so they could use some help at fullback. Atlanta could also consider veteran options like Vonta Leach and Le’Ron McClain, depending on how things go with Jones...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cap Cuts and Signing of Pitta aim to solidify Ravens offense...

With only 4 draft picks coming up for the Ravens (not counting compensatory picks, which cannot be traded), the mission is clear: make cap space for possible free agent signings and lock in Dennis Pitta (Joe Flacco's favorite target), thus avoiding putting a Franchise tag on Pitta. First the Ravens made the decision to release fullback Vonta Leach and inside linebacker Jameel...
Via Ravens Football Machine
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Veteran FB Vonta Leach A Free Agent Target For The Dolphins?

According to James Walker of ESPN.com, “there are reasons to believe” that the Miami Dolphins could have interest signing in recently FB Vonta Leach for second straight offesason. The Ravens released Leach earlier in the week in order to shed some salary that can be used to re-sign some of their notable free agents like TE Dennis Pitta and LT Eugene Monroe before the start of...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens release FB Vonta Leach, LB McClain

The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contracts of three-time Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach and six-year linebacker Jameel McClain. Leach and McClain were part of the Super Bowl champions two seasons ago. Although Leach played in all 16 games in 2013, the Ravens' ground game struggled and Leach often watched from the sideline while Baltimore opted for a one-back set. McClain...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens to cut Vonta Leach and Jameel McClain

Cap casualties are as much a part of the NFL as touchdowns are. Today it has been reported that the Baltimore Ravens will cut Vonta Leach and Jameel McClain. The move is said to save Baltimore a little less than five million in cap space. As hard as it may be the moves do make sense. The NFL has obviously started to move away from the fullback position and Leach was a rare part...
Via cover32 - Ravens
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ravens Releasing FB Vonta Leach & LB Jameel McClain

Update: Thanks for the memories #Ravenation http://t.co/csrsQJ5Ptv http://t.co/GaoYiZLZg0 — VontaLeach44 (@vleach44) February 27, 2014 ———– Jeff Zrebiec reports that the Ravens are releasing FB Vonta Leach and LB Jameel McClain. Zrebiec adds that nothing is officially as of now, but these moves are expected to be soon. Aaron Wilson has confirmed that McClain is to...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vonta Leach, Jameel McClain & Sam Koch Possible Cap Casualties For Ravens

Yesterday, the Ravens officially locked up OLB Terrell Suggs to a four-year contract extension that offered them close to $4 million in cap relief. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun later reported that Baltimore approached NT Haloti Ngata about an extension that would reduce his $16 million cap figure for the 2014 season, but talks reportedly went nowhere. Today, Jeff Zrebiec...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

End of day news and notes

Coaching Carousel Two teams have expressed interest in offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell. Washington and Detroit have both wanted to conduct interviews with the former Indianapolis Colt head coach. Penn State University has also shown interest Players Futures Vonta Leach has been saying that he doesn’t want to end his NFL career. In fact, earlier this week he is on record saying...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Notes: Vonta Leach, Eugene Monroe, Arthur Jones, Jacoby Jones

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun takes a look at some of the decisions that the Ravens will face this offseason. After winning the Super Bowl last year, Baltimore failed to qualify for the playoffs, finishing with an 8-8 record. According to Wilson, the Ravens should have close to $14.5 million in cap space available to them for the entire offseason. Vonta Leach Wilson mentions...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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