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Ravens To Release FB Leach After Sides Can’t Agree On Deal

Vonta Leach of the Baltimore Ravens

It’s another blow for a team trying to repeat as champs, as the Ravens are expected to release Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach, as the two sides have been unable to reach a compromise on the backs contract.

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and vice president of football administration Pat Moriarty aggressively attempted to work it out with Leach, but were ultimately unsuccessful, a league source said.

Roughly an hour after The Baltimore Sun reported that he would be leaving the organization, Leach acknowledged the news via his official Twitter account.

“Thank Ravens organization for a great two years,” Leach wrote. “I came here and did what we set out to do and that’s win the Super Bowl. My time here is up but what we accomplished, we will forever be linked.”

Leach was due a $3 million base salary and carries a $4.33 million salary-cap figure. So, the Ravens will save a total of $3 million against the salary cap while still carrying $1.33 million in dead money from the prorated portion of Leach’s three-year, $11 million contract that included a $4 million signing bonus.

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2 Responses to “Ravens To Release FB Leach After Sides Can’t Agree On Deal”

  1. Cubb says:

    Do not agree with your opening sentence. I think it is very obvious that the Ravens (or front office) are not trying to repeat. What they are doing will be very interesting to see how it plays out. They more concerned about the organizations future rather then keeping a bunch of guys together and try to go back to back. Basically what the Patriots do.

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