Press Release - Ravens Sign Pro Bowl Fullback Leach

The Baltimore Ravens and FB Vonta Leach have agreed to a three-year contract, executive vice president/general manager Ozzie Newsome announced Sunday afternoon.

Leach, a 2010 Pro Bowl starter and first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press, has played seven NFL seasons, including the last five with the Houston Texans. Serving as the Texans' lead blocker, he helped RB Arian Foster rush for a league-high 1,616 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2010.

"He's a Raven-type player," Newsome stated of the 6-foot, 255-pound Leach. "He's very physical and dedicated to the game. Our running game just got better."

Added Ravens head coach John Harbaugh: "We looked at him since early this offseason, and he was definitely on our 'wish list.' Vonta fits the style of offense we are building, and his type of physical play is an addition that fits. We're looking forward to getting him in here and start mixing him in right away. This is another addition where the coaches can send a big 'thank you' to the personnel department."

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