Numerous reports are flying around media land this afternoon that three time Pro-Bowl fullback Vonta Leach is prepping to board a plane and fly to Southbeach. To actually meet with the Miami Dolphins. Leach is one of the most talented and effective lead blockers in the NFL and his departure from Baltimore came after the two sides could not agree to a restructured deal. Leach was scheduled to make 3 million dollars on the season.
With 17 million and change the Dolphins are still in position to make moves to improve their roster and there is little doubt that Leach would in fact do just that.
The question becomes what does a move to acquire Leach mean for incumbent FB Javorskie Lane who looked to get better as the season wore on last year? Lane is a popular player in Miami known to take head on tacklers and drop them to the ground but make no mistake, he is not a Pro-Bowl FB. Not even close…yet.
Leach got his career started in 2004 with the Green Bay Packers and spent time with the New Orleans Saints and the five years with the Houston Texans before moving to Baltimore for the last two seasons. His nine year career is clearly in the twilight stages but he is not only effective but coming off a solid contribution season that led to a Super Bowl victory. The Dolphins will not be the only team in play for Leach. They are, at this point, only the first team scheduled to meet with him.
Kansas City and Denver both have been rumored to have some interest and the Ravens haven’t ruled out a return either.