Ravens Sign Vonta Leach/McClain as Cowboys FB Maybe?

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Vonta Leach - RB - Ravens Ravens signed FB Vonta Leach to a three-year, $11 million contract.
    You can close the book on Le'Ron McClain's tenure in Baltimore. Not in search of more carries like McClain, Leach was reportedly interested in becoming the league's highest paid fullback. He should be pretty close to it when the dust settles. Leach could also be the key to a Ray Rice turnaround, who saw his yards per carry drop from 5.3 in 2009 to 4.0 last season. The Ravens were going to be hard-pressed to improve on McClain as a lead-blocker this summer, but that's just what they've done.

    Note, I am not sure if McClain is a free agent or will stay with the ravens or not, but I dont see ravens keeping 2 big fullbacks, and if you remember, McClain ran all over us a few years back. Think Cowboys show interest?
  2. HomerSimpson31

    HomerSimpson31 Member

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    I don't know what Jerry and Garrett's plans are,but we're losing the guys we wanted at lightening speed.
  3. Ken

    Ken Well-Known Member

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    Damn....another doesn't take the 'bait'. We r owning fa this yer!
  4. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    I'd be surprised if we brought in McClain after drafting Chapas.

    I'd think the Cowboys would want to try and develop him.

    But what the heck do I know . . . . .
  5. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    Haha owning this year free agency. But I'd be happy with McLain. Remember our last game out Texas stadium ?
  6. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Leach is a beast, wouldn't have minded him.
  7. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    I still think Gronk is the Fullback, but will be limited due to John Phillips being back in the H-Back role.
  8. DFWJC

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    Wow...Ray Rice is smiling right now.

    His FFB value is going up too:)
  9. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    I like McClain a lot, but I doubt he'd want to come here since he likes to carry the ball more than the average fullback.
  10. bleedin' blue

    bleedin' blue Active Member

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    Really wanted Leach :(
  11. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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    Posted by Mike Florio on July 31, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT

    The Texans wanted to keep All Pro fullback Vonta Leach. The Broncos, Cowboys, Giants, and Ravens wanted to take him away.

    In the end, the Ravens won.

    John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Leach has agreed to terms on a three-year, $11 million contract with Baltimore. The deal includes, per Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston, $6 million guaranteed.

    LINK to rest of article: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/07/31/vonta-leach-chooses-the-ravens/
  12. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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  13. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    Does the Cowboys name appear in every single report of a player?
  14. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Funny how the Cowboys are included in EVERY FA out there. We just want everybody, huh? lol
  15. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Jerry does have a lot of bait in the water. ;) His plan is free marketing by coming in 2nd or third for every FA.
  16. yentl911

    yentl911 Well-Known Member

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    Well Jerry did say that we had a lot of Bait in the Water!

    He would have been a big signing and a big help in our running game. I think he had a bit of impact on Foster's rise. Leach is a beast. You can never have enough talented and tough SOB's on your team.
  17. Mash

    Mash Active Member

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    We dont need a FB for almost 2 mil a year.....

    in fact....I will be surprised we use a FB all that much this year.....
  18. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    The Ravens will probably keep McClain to backup Rice
  19. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Chapas and John Phillips will get used in that role alot, i would bet.
  20. Mash

    Mash Active Member

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    Yep Phillips ...and he isnt a FB....

    IMHO were not going to be running plays like we did in the 90's with the Moose

    I expect to see 3 WR sets.....2TE sets...more often then the traditional sets...

    JMHO :)

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