HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – Three-time All-Pro fullback Vonta Leach expressed his desire to return to Houston after being cut by the Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens Tuesday. According to his agent, Leach has been contacted by the Texans for a possible return but the salary cap could be a concern. Leach was a salary cap casualty for the Ravens who could not come to terms with the fullback on restructuring his contract. Less than 24 hours later, Leach already had team visits lined up for his next landing spot. Leach is scheduled to visit with the Dolphins Wednesday but he says he prefers to play for the Texans.
“My first choice would be to come back to Houston,” Leach told KRIV-TV on Tuesday. “I know the offense. I know all the guys there. So obviously that would be my first choice so I can go back there and finish my career where it started to blossom.
“That would be a storybook ending.”
It might be, but the Texans also recently signed nine-year veteran fullback Greg Jones on March 27. The ex-Jaguar received a one-year deal worth $1 million. When asked about Leach’s comments, head coach Gary Kubiak sidestepped the question of Leach returning to Houston. Kubiak did say he was proud of his former player whom he now refers to as a friend.
“Wherever he lands, he’s going to play well but that’s a compliment to our organization that he feels that way,” Kubiak said when asked about Leach’s desire to play for him once again.
Leach played for the Texans from 2006-2010 before joining the Ravens. In his five seasons with Houston, the 31-year old Leach amassed 518 yards and four touchdowns in 75 games.