[ESPN] FB Vonta Leach eyes Texans return?

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  1. ASidd_1990

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    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9...lease-vonta-leach-eyes-return-houston-texans?

    Thoughts? We already signed Greg Jones and have Tyler Clutts on the roster. But we'd easily have the best run blocker tandem with Jones/Leach.

    Do we even have the capspace for him?
     
  2. Section516

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    If he is eying a Texans return, he should know its going to be on a lower end contract - Otherwise he wouldn't be returning from the Ravens. He knows where our limit was last time, and knows its going to be below that.. Who knows!
     
  3. EllisUnit

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    Would love to have leach back, but we have jones now. So i dont know if it will happen. I do know Leach made foster a better RB though, and gave him lots of room !
     
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    I would love to have the Leachness Monster back. Only thing is what are they gonna do about Greg Jones?
     
  5. TexanSam

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    I don't think the Texans would have much interest. Leach is better than Greg Jones, but not that much better.
     
  6. deucetx

    deucetx All Pro

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    Yeah have to agree with this. Not to mention it isn't a position that is on the football too often and Leach was making quite a bit for a FB. If he couldn't restructure that I doubt he'd drop to a number we're okay with.
     
  7. Thorn

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    As much as I'd love to see him back with us, you won't see Leach coming back to the Texans. To many dollars involved in this one. Still, I'd love to see Leach blocking for Foster again.
     
  8. Rey

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    I prefer Greg Jones in this offense.
     


  9. TexanSam

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    Can he catch the ball? I don't know much about him other than he must be good if he helped MJD run for all those yards even when the rest of the Jags offense was awful.
     
  10. ChampionTexan

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    Yep - if Leach was totally unconcerned about how much he makes, he'd still be with the Ravens.
     
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    Receiving isn't something he's known for. Leach is more of a threat out of the backfield based purely on stats.

    But I don't know if that's any issue with Jones' hands or his QBs or the offense he was in.
     
  12. Goodwrench3

    Goodwrench3 Meh.

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    would be great. But it is very unlikely to happen
     
  13. Tesuns

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    Want the player, but don't want his contract. The Texans should add Leach, only if he accepts a discount and lesser of a role, if G.Jones is holding it at that position.
     
  14. HOU-TEX

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    Too bad he wasn't released around 2 months and 16 days ago. Might've had a chance of coming back
     
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    /end thread.
     
  16. tru80texan

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    Eh, I don't know about that. They worked together roughly just a little more then 1 season, which doesn't seem like a whole lot to judge on. Arian did have his best season w/ Leach at the lead but Arian continued to produce pretty well once Leach was gone & actually slightly outproduced Ray Rice in yards over the last 2 seasons who had Leach leading the way for him.

    I like Leach, but I think Jones has a bit more to offer if he can stay healthy. Jones has been considered the best FB in the past & having been a former tailback in college & having filled in for MJD in the past in a pinch, I think his physical capabilities outweigh Leach's in terms of being able to run & catch the ball. Jones seemed to be limited in an absolutely horrible offense in Jax, but he still led MJD to being amongst the best despite MJD being the focus of every defense they faced.

    Leach may overvalue his skills, which means his price tag will reflect it IMO. I can't see the Texans ditching Jones or stashing Leach on the bench, so I believe Leach may have to look elsewhere for employment. At least he got a ring...
     
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    Jones in theory is the better runner but he hasn't received any significant carries in 6 years.

    Jones has been considered an excellent lead blocker but the best? You would think he would have some sort of pro-bowl or all-pro accolades and he has none.
     
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    The Texans roll out their 3 TE, 2 FB set.
     
  19. Thorn

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    Wouldn't surprise me a bit to see that.
     
  20. Dutchrudder

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    Can we sign Leach and bring back the Wishbone?
     

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