The New York Giants' "Plan B" for a potential replacement at fullback is Vonta Leach, who was recently released by the Baltimore Ravens. However, the Miami Dolphins are currently in the lead to land his services, but he hasn't ruled out a visit to Big Blue.
Leach's agent, Ralph Vitolo, told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that he thinks his client will likely be heading to Miami to play football for the Dolphins and paving the way for running back Lamar Miller.
"Asked if he believes Leach will sign with Miami, Vitolo said: “I think so. I hope so. It’s the right place to be. We’re trying to crunch the numbers."
However, the Giants are not completely out of the hunt yet, as Jackson did mention that Leach could make one last visit during his search for a new team, which could be to New Jersey. It was reported over the weekend that the Giants will make a last-ditch attempt to try and sign Leach and that they would increase their current offer out to him.
Because the Giants only have $3.3 million left in salary cap space, there has been discussion about the possibility of the Giants offering the 31-year-old a multi-year deal in order to even fit Leach under their cap number, especially since the team still needs to sign rookies Justin Pugh and Ryan Nassib.
With the possibility of current starting fullback Henry Hynoski starting the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list as he recovers from knee surgery, the Giants are looking around at all other possibilities at fullback. One name who hasn't been on the surface that could be looked at is former Tennessee Titans fullback Ahmard Hall.
Hall is a 33-year-old free agent who wasn't signed during the 2012 season after spending six seasons with the Titans and if Leach comes off the market, Hall might be a better option to consider than most of the other names out there like Ovie Mughelli, Michael Cox and Peyton Hillis.
Even if the Giants do increase their offer and have Leach in for a visit, right now, all signs are pointing towards the fullback taking his talents to South Beach in 2013.
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