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Vonta Leach could return to Baltimore

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05:13 PM ET 06.12 | The Ravens released fullback Vonta Leach Tuesday afternoon. There were reports that the Ravens were trying to trade the three-time Pro Bowl fullback, but they either didn???t find a satisfactory deal or determined it would be better to cut ties. ???We???ve had lots of discussion in the past week with Vonta and his agent and both parties agreed that it was best to terminate Vonta???s contract,??? General Manager Ozzie Newsome said. ???He played a significant role in helping us get to the AFC championship game in 2011 and win the Super Bowl last season. He added to our toughness and will to win, plus he provided leadership. He???s a good football player.??? Leach is the ninth Ravens starter gone from last year's Super Bowl XLVII roster. But Newsome indicated that Leach could end up back in Baltimore. ???There could be an opportunity for him to return to the Ravens once he explores the free agent market, and we could re-visit this before or during training camp,??? Newsome said.

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Vonta Leach against the Denver Broncos , Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Vonta Leach against the Denver Broncos , Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
June 12, 2013  05:28 PM ET

'If' he does return.. it'll be for less than what he was making before

June 12, 2013  06:09 PM ET

Joe Flacco - Played a significant role in reaching AFC Champ game in 2011 and winning the Superbowl in 2012. Result? $100 million dollars.

Vonta Leach - Played a significant role in reaching AFC Champ game in 2011 and winning the Superbowl in 2012. Result? Meh - we think it would be best for both of us pay you less.

June 12, 2013  07:05 PM ET

Still better $ than most people earn.

June 12, 2013  07:09 PM ET

So many questions need to be answered in this article.

June 12, 2013  07:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Still better $ than most people earn.

85% of NFL players are in bankruptcy or close to bankruptcy within 2 years of leaving the NFL. That's substantially higher than Walmart or McDonald's employee's.

The point I was trying to make was Ozzie was blowing thick smoke in this release.

June 12, 2013  09:02 PM ET

Go Pack Go!

June 12, 2013  10:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Go Pack Go!

Is another player coming out of the closet?

June 12, 2013  11:04 PM ET

Cutting him and then bringing him back - quite the opposite of how the Ravens have been treating veterans this offseason

June 12, 2013  11:56 PM ET

Come back when you want to make a lot less money.

June 13, 2013  12:36 AM ET

I wouldn't want to have to stand him up in a hole.

June 13, 2013  05:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

85% of NFL players are in bankruptcy or close to bankruptcy within 2 years of leaving the NFL. That's substantially higher than Walmart or McDonald's employee's.The point I was trying to make was Ozzie was blowing thick smoke in this release.

For example, his agent agreed that we should cut his client and not pay him this season! Right, sure he did.

 
June 13, 2013  09:35 AM ET

Might wind up a Giant!!! We will use The Cruz Money!!!

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