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Two positions in transition

While fullbacks are being scaled back, importance of tight ends continues to grow

Originally Published: June 20, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be fullbacks.

While fullbacks will always be part of pro football, the state of the position is tenuous. Vonta Leach's release by the Baltimore Ravens last week concluded an offseason in which fullback salaries have been sacrificed for other positions.

Leach was scheduled to make $3 million in the final year of his three-year deal with the Ravens. He's a three-time Pro Bowler and one of the best fullbacks in the game. As great as he was in ...

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