The Kansas City Chiefs have been connected to free-agent fullback Vonta Leach for as long as he’s been on the market. New Kansas City general manager John Dorsey was the scout who helped bring Leach to Green Bay as an undrafted free agent nine years ago. Yet, Kansas City is still an unlikely destination for the fullback.
Leach’s agent, Ralph Vitolo, told a Houston television station that five teams are in on Leach. He said Miami, Houston and the New York Giants are the leaders, while the Chiefs and Ravens are also in the mix.
I spoke with Vitolo to gauge the talks with the Chiefs. He said there haven’t been any recent talks, but there has been mutual interest. Still, the Chiefs are tight against the salary cap and they must sign No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher. Leach would be a luxury signing, so I think the odds are against the Chiefs signing him.
“I ran it my rookie year and I love it. Everything about this offense,” Charles said on the NFL Network Thursday. “I ain’t never been around no offense that’s about to be explosive and about to put me in space and making me make plays. I’m glad to be in the Pistol. I’m glad I see Frank Gore had success with the 49ers. If he can have success, I hope I can have success as well.”
Kansas City has reportedly carved out a big role for Charles in the offense and they have plans to get him involved early and often, and in just a few weeks we should start to see more of what the offense could have in store.
With the success Reid has had with running backs like Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy, it is no surprise that Charles is getting excited.
It seems just like yesterday when the Kansas City Chiefs selected OL Eric Fisher with the top pick in April’s 2013 NFL Draft. “The Call” was just one of the many unforgettable moments, not only in Fisher’s life, but also for Chiefs fans, who are anticipating a memorable season in 2013 and beyond.
We begin our Rookie Recap series, featuring my conversations with each of the Chiefs eight 2013 draft choices, in order, addressing a summary of their OTA and minicamp experiences, expectations for this season and more.
The Chiefs #1-overall pick, Eric Fisher starred at left tackle for the Central Michigan Chippewas and later improved his draft stock at the Senior Bowl, followed by the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. After making the successful switch to right tackle for the Chiefs and later completing the team’s offseason training program, Fisher took some time to reflect on his past two months.