Just when they think they're out, the idea of landing All-Pro fullback Vonta Leach pulls the New York Giants back in. And perhaps a little of that has to do with concern over the MCL injury suffered by Henry Hynoski. Or so reports Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, who offered a somewhat surprising update on both late Saturday night.
Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, Vacchiano reports the team may make a "last-ditch" effort to try to sign Leach — a player whom they've danced around with many times before. And despite having only minimal cap space, the Giants have remained in contact with Leach and his agent, and may consider upping their offer due to lingering concern over the health of Hynoski.
However, there is a catch. The report also adds that Leach has absolutely not intention of signing anywhere on a one-year or veteran minimum-type deal. In other words, if the Giants are serious about signing Leach, they're going to have to pony up a legit and potentially multi-year deal.
As it currently stands, the Giants have approximately $3.3 million in cap space, whereas the Miami Dolphins, with whom Leach visited on the 12th, have upwards of $17.6 million in cap space. Another hot contender for the services of Leach, the Houston Texans, have only $2.8 million in cap space.
The chances Leach ends up in blue remains slim, but General Manager Jerry Reese & Co. aren't giving up on the notion just yet.
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