The Kansas City Chiefs have had initial talkes with former Baltimore Ravens FB, Vonta Leach’s agent, according to ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson of the AFC West blog.
John Dorsey was the scout who helped bring Vonta Leach to the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2004.
So it is natural to think Dorsey, now the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs, could have some interest in the fullback now that he is a free agent. The Baltimore Ravens cut Leach this week and has now been linked to the Chiefs and Broncos.
Leach’s agent, Ralph Vitolo, said he talked to Dorsey this week and has not talked to the Broncos. Vitolo said Dorsey was “non-committal” but said perhaps the team could interest in Leach at some point. The Chiefs have several young fullbacks and I can see Leach getting a look if the Chiefs want a veteran presence the position.
The Chiefs were connected to Leach almost immediately after he was released. The Broncos were another team reported to be interested.
The Chiefs clearly want to improve competition but bringing in Leach would almost certainly mean that the veteran would end up starting in 2013. It makes sense that Dorsey would call Leach’s agent to see how much Leach is looking for. The fact that Leach’s agent said Dorsey was “non-committal” screams to me that the asking price for the FB is too high.
If Leach finds he can’t get what he is looking for from the market, he could lower his price and end up in KC.
What do you think, Addicts? Should the Chiefs try to add Leach or should they stick to develping their young FBs already on the roster?