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Vonta Leach A Future Chief?

The Baltimore Ravens have released veteran Vonta Leach and now a USA TODAY article is linking the FB to the Kansas City Chiefs.


Vonta Leach was cut by the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, which was unfortunate timing for the Pro Bowl fullback because it’s the end of the spring and almost time for coaches to go on vacation.

Sensing the clock is ticking, Leach has already set up his first visit with another team.

Leach will travel to Miami to meet with the Dolphins, a person informed of the meeting told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t confirmed the meeting.

The person also said the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs might soon be in play for Leach, whom the Ravens would welcome back at the right price.

The Ravens have been doing a lot of shaking up to their roster since winning the Super Bowl last year. Championship teams led by veterans often get very expensive, something that Chiefs fans are hooping to find out in the next few seasons.

So, should the Chiefs consider bringing in Leach?

KC already traded CB Javier Arenas for Arizona Cardinals FB Anthony Sherman. The Chiefs also drafted Kansas State FB Braden Wilson in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

In some ways, Leach would be a solid addition to the Chiefs’ roster. He would bring leadership and championship experience. He would also be an upgrade over both FBs on the roster but probably not for long since he is on the wrong side of 30.

I guess it depends on how much the Chiefs plan to use the FB in 2013. Leach would probably help in the short term but he could also slow the development of Sherman/Wilson in the long term.

What do you think, Addicts? Leach or no Leach?

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  • Brandon

    I would much rather see the addition of Desmond Bishop at ILB. This would makes the Chiefs a 49eresque linebacker core, a force to be reckoned with.

    • Stacy D. Smith

      Green Bay has a logjam at ILB, they don’t need him. If he’s back at 100%, he’ll be a GREAT June addition to some team. I doubt the Chiefs will pursue him though with the investments in Akeem Jordan, Zac Diles, and Nico Johnson.

  • ArrowFan

    Any addition of competition should be good right?

  • Stacy D. Smith

    I hope this isn’t just his agent trumping up interest to get a better deal for Leach. He’s the best lead blocker in football and signing him would be a coup for our run game.

    • Shane Summers

      I agree Stacy. I hope we could add him and give Wilson some time to learn behind him or on the practice squad.

  • cd3382

    Why not…He could only help.

  • Jim Harper

    I would be good with it if and only if the price is right. Otherwise we have a numbers of fullbacks in camp now. Reid is a run first offense so Leach would be a luxery that might be too expensive. I’m not sure where we are cap money wise but I don’t think we have a lot to spend. Also D Harris could be used in this spot as an H-back. I think the Chiefs are trying to find a way to keep this kid, but right now he is a 4th TE.

    • Jason Seibel

      Ummm…did you mean “pass first?”

      • Jim Harper

        Yes I did. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Brandon

      Around 3.5 mil in cap space according to NFLPA.

      • Jim Harper

        Thanks! I knew it was not much

  • berttheclock

    It is a couple of years too late for KC. Pioli had the chance to go after him when he was a FA with Houston. Instead, he waited until Baltimore signed him and cut McClain. Baltimore didn’t want to keep McClain as he had dropped to 3rd string and had lost his power running, plus, Leach was a far better blocker. Now, Leach is on the block due to his high salary.