Thursday, June 27, 2013
Vonta Leach still unlikely for Chiefs
By Bill Williamson
The Kansas City Chiefs have been connected to free-agent fullback Vonta Leach for as long as he’s been on the market. New Kansas City general manager John Dorsey was the scout who helped bring Leach to Green Bay as an undrafted free agent nine years ago. Yet, Kansas City is still an unlikely destination for the fullback.
Leach’s agent, Ralph Vitolo, told a Houston television station that five teams are in on Leach. He said Miami, Houston and the New York Giants are the leaders, while the Chiefs and Ravens are also in the mix.
I spoke with Vitolo to gauge the talks with the Chiefs. He said there haven’t been any recent talks, but there has been mutual interest. Still, the Chiefs are tight against the salary cap and they must sign No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher. Leach would be a luxury signing, so I think the odds are against the Chiefs signing him.
Vitolo said he hopes to find a new team for his client next week.
In other AFC West notes:
Oakland first-round pick D.J. Hayden wrote a blog for the team’s website on his impressions of this week’s rookie symposium in Ohio.
Meanwhile, a Kansas City personnel man gave the harsh truth to the rookies at the symposium. Considering the events in New England this week, hearing reality is exactly what the incoming players need.
The Chargers and the Broncos had success completing touchdown passes in the red zone in 2012.