The New York Giants have long had interest in All-Pro fullback Vonta Leach, having signed him to an offer sheet in 2006 prior to him re-signing with the Houston Texans (they matched the Giants' offer). Then, when he entered free agency in 2011, Big Blue was on a short list of teams he was willing to sign with if he didn't return to Houston. Ultimately, he ended up joining the Baltimore Ravens.
But Leach is a free agent once again, and as they have in the past, the Giants have inquired with him and appear legitimately interested in his services. However, there are at least six other teams also considering the three-time Pro Bowler, and as Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News points out, all of them have more cap space than do the Giants.
Given that the team has expressed such confidence in Bear Pascoe, and that they expect Henry Hynoski (MCL) to return around the start of the season, it is slightly surprising that they've even reached out to Leach. Then again, as General Manager Jerry Reese often says, and head coach Tom Coughlin alluded to on Tuesday, they investigate everything.
Still, the chances that Leach lands with the Giants are slim-to-none, even if they host him for a private workout. The only real scenario in which he ends up donning the "NY" on his helmet would be signing a deal for far less than he'd earn elsewhere. And, as we've recently seen with defensive end Dwight Freeney, it all boils down to the all mighty dollar. And Big Blue has precious few of those at the moment.
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