The Baltimore Ravens underwent a lot of personnel changes in the offseason following a Super Bowl championship. One change that was made though is now back to the way it was, as Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach was resigned by the team after being released less than two months ago.
Leach is working off of three-straight Pro Bowl and All-Pro seasons in his role in Baltimore, which has paved the way for plenty of success in run game behind Ray Rice. But Leach and the Ravens organization were having difficulty coming to terms on restructuring his contract. ESPN.com reports that while the two sides parted ways, they remained in contact in hopes of agreeing to terms in the near future.
On Monday, Leach signed a new two-year deal that will put him back in a Baltimore uniform. There were other teams interested in the fullback, including the Dolphins, Giants, and Leach’s former team the Texans.
Leach plays a very important role for the Ravens offense. He won’t put up big numbers, having just nine carries for 32 yards and a touchdown in 2012. But then again that is not the design of his position. He is a blocker, creating holes and running lanes for the tailbacks like Rice. In the midst of the losses that the Ravens have suffered, this is certainly a welcomed back addition.