Even though reports are swirling that free agent fullback Vonta Leach may end up in Miami, the Giants are still in play to land him, according to Connor Orr of The Star Ledger.
“The Giants are still in the running, according to a person familiar with the situation who requested anonymity to speak freely on the situation,” Orr said.
Leach, a Pro Bowler, could help replace Henry Hynoski, who sustained a knee fracture and strained his MCL on the second play of OTAs.
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As I wrote earlier, the Giants’ offer is likely still well below what Leach is willing to take at this time. So low, that his agent hasn’t even scheduled a visit to East Rutherford…from Rotoworld:
Per CBS’ Jason La Canfora, the Dolphins remain “in the lead” for Leach’s services. Leach — who turns 32 in November — is waiting for someone, anyone to offer more money than Miami, but it just isn’t happening. He should be sporting aqua and orange soon enough.
Leach made $3 million last year in Baltimore but could not come to an agreement on a reduced salary offer and was released last month. The Ravens have a standing offer on the table for somewhere around the league minimum ($940k plus bonus).
The Dolphins are approximately $17 million under the cap, the Giants about $4 million. Miami can outbid the Giants to the degree where the union would frown on Leach taking less to play for the Giants. Not that he wouldn’t do it, but why should he?