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Ravens Still Talking With Vonta Leach, Staying Patient


When the Ravens cut Vonta Leach last month, General Manager Ozzie Newsome left the door open to bringing back the three-time Pro Bowler.

The veteran fullback is still unsigned on the open market, and he could still end up back in Baltimore.

"As far as I know, nothing has changed," Head Coach John Harbaugh said after Friday's practice. "We're patient about it right now. We haven't forced the issue. We're looking at some of our guys and where we're at on out roster right now. But I believe Ozzie and Vonta are still talking."

Leach has drawn interest from a handful of other teams, including the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins. The Giants reportedly offered Leach a contract for the veteran minimum salary and the Dolphins have not put an offer on the table.

The Ravens reportedly offered $2 million for this year with incentives for an additional $1 million. A report Thursday in the Newark Star-Ledger said that Leach could make a decision as early as today and that he was leaning toward coming back to the Ravens.

"I don't know where that came from, so I have no update," Harbaugh said when asked specifically about the report. "Nothing new on that."

With Leach out of the mix in camp, the Ravens have turned to rookie fourth-round pick Kyle Juszczyk to take over the duties at fullback. The Harvard product has been running with the first-team offense throughout training camp, giving the coaching staff a chance to see his potential.

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