Monday, July 1, 2013
The Leach hunt continues
By Tim Kavanagh
At one point, it looked like the Vonta Leach sweepstakes were going to be wrapping up quickly; instead, they've dragged on through another week. It may well be a function of the fact that some team officials are not present this time of the offseason, but no matter what the reason is, the three-time All-Pro FB remains on the market.
Many still believe that Miami is the most logical potential destination, and that after all of this is over, that's where he'll be. Leach's agent acknowledged that reality, but also left the door open to other teams to up the ante in recent comments. "Nobody has been excluded," Ralph Vitolo claimed, per My Fox Houston, before excluding the Jaguars, who were rumored to be in the mix. "You have to put Miami, Houston and the Giants in the first three. Kansas City is also involved and Baltimore is included in this also."
Nevertheless, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald identified the Dolphins as the pack leader right now, and the expectation is that Leach will make his decision sometime this week.
Seeing as teams won't meet for training camp until late July, it won't make a huge difference whether Leach lands with a team this week, next week or in the time thereafter prior to camp. But, it will provide some clarity to the remainder of the offseason for the former Raven.