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Chiefs Have Talked To Vonta Leach's Agent


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.

From ESPN:

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?

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  • Keaton J

    They need to add him! With him as the fulkback he can help spring Jamaal to the next level.

  • berttheclock

    If the price is right, grab him. Pioli made a huge mistake two years ago, when, he did not attempt to sign him as a FA. McClain’s skills had fallen off with the Ravens and they grabbed Leach from Houston. Then, Pioli took leftovers by signing McClain.

  • thabear04

    Sure bring another FB in even tho we trade for one.

  • Brandon

    As much as I love this guy as a player I still want Desmond Bishop when the Packers release him. We would have a dominant LB group and we already traded for a FB and drafted another.

  • Matt Dickson

    I think we should just have an offense entirely made up of FBs.

    • Lee Eckel

      That’s very funny Matt! LOL

  • Dominique

    Leach is already an established and proven force at the FB position. Adding him will be like having Tony Richardson again. His presence the back field, J. Charles confidence in his play will be phenomenal.

  • BWrangler

    I say give Wilson a chance to prove his worth. I’ve seen him do things like this very often. He’s got a nose for the critical block.

  • KCMikeG

    Why would we want him if the Ravens don’t? Too much $$$$ more than likely as he was due $3M and was $4.3M against their cap. Our cap space is already very tight. We only need one FB and have traded for Sherman. I think that was a mistake when Wilson can play FB and TE, will cost lots less than Leach and has more production years ahead vs the 31 year old Leach.

  • Jim Harper

    This strictly comes down to dollars and cents and it would take serious restructuring for the Chiefs to come up with the necessary dough. As good as he is I just don’t think it’s the smart move.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    If he can be signed to a reasonable contract, bring him in. He’s the best lead blocker in football.

    • Kyle Grozinger

      I completely agree. Even though we are deep with FB’s and traded for one, if he’s affordable and healthy he’s the best option at FB.

  • ladner morse

    If it was one year in the future and we could see that adding the best FB in the league would help to put the Chiefs over the top… then I’d say go for it. However, with the cap being tight already and training camp coming up — when many teams dump top rated talent — it would probably be wise to wait and see how to make the team better then. Especially since they just traded for one FB and drafted another. Why is that important… because bringing Veach in means wasting one or the other of those investments.

  • Billie Cabral

    If I’m not mistaken Leach was in the Top 100 last year. He is a nasty blocker and can also pound it for a couple of yards almost every time given the opportunity. Why not take the best blocking FB in the NFL? You say Wilson or we traded for a FB but these guys are small time compared to Leach. From what I understand Arena’s was going to get cut regardless. Wilson is a 6th round pick! Could you imagine our revamped line with the addition of some GREAT blocking Tight Ends and Leach. I think the Chiefs run offense would almost be unstoppable! I just hope he isn’t a one and done Raven like La’ron McClain, Kelly Gregg (2 yrs PT) , and Jared Gaither ewww….

  • Matt Wilson

    Leach is like another guard pulling. If KC picks up Leach to play FB. I can see Jamaal scoring over 18 TDs this season…without a doubt. So many runs over 20 yds it’d e crazy not to sign this player. You don’t turn down the opportunity to add the best player at his position in the entire NFL to your roster. You have to sign this player to a 2 yr deal if he visits.