Browns are, Not Surprisingly, Interested in Signing FB Vonta Leach

Fullback Vonta Leach was cut by the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, and his new suitors are beginning to pile up by the day.

Since his release, the Miami Dolphins, Houston Texas, New York Giants and Kansas City Chiefs have been in play. 

Now, according to Leach’s agent, the Cleveland Browns are interested as well.

That shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Browns’ fullback last season, Owen Marecic, was benched and replaced by Alex Smith, a backup tight end. That should tell you how desperate the team is to find a reliable blocker for running back Trent Richardson.

Leach is a three-time Pro Bowler (2010-12) and knows something about blocking for an elite running back.

The veteran is a perfect fit for Cleveland, despite being 31 years old, but there are plenty of other teams looking to sign him as well. Something has to be done regarding the fullback position, though.

If the Browns can’t land Leach, could it be Brad Smelley time?

Update: According to a “source,” the Browns are not interested in Leach. So there’s that.

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  • dieselman

    Of course they’re not interested in Leach. He’d make too much sense blocking for and protecting TRich, their #3 pick last year, that they repeatedly let get battered last year.

    I’d predict another injury-filled campaign for TRich, and them letting him go to another team that knows how to use and protect him better. If nothing else, the front office is consistent.