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Ravens sign FB Vonta Leach

Vonta Leach is regarded as the league's best blocking fullback and should significantly improve the Ravens running game

With Le’Ron McClain seemingly on his way out of Baltimore the Ravens have signed eight-year veteran Vonta Leach to a 3-year, $11 million contract. Leach earned All-Pro honors for the first time and his first Pro Bowl selection in 2010 after paving the way for Arian Foster, the league’s leading rusher in Houston.

Leach highly regarded as the league’s top blocking fullback and is not one to complain if he doesn’t get the ball and at 6-foot, 255-pounds Leach has been compared to former Ravens Lorenzo Neal, who was regarded as the league’s best fullback in his day.

More than just being a blocker Leach has shown solid hands in his eight years in the league, catching short swing passes in the backfield, and his size and power allows for him to bulldoze defenders to pick up a decent chunk of yards.

Last season the Ravens ranked 14th in the league in rushing offense, averaging only 114.4 yards per game, down from the 137.5 rushing yards per game the season before and 148.5 yards per game in 2008. Their 3.8 yards per carry last season ranked 28th in the NFL. The addition of Leach and the re-signing of Marshal Yanda and putting him at guard are both moves that should help the team’s rushing attack.

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