Just when you thought the Miami Dolphins were done making moves this offseason, they could be on the verge of adding an All-Pro free agent.
According to multiple reports, the Dolphins will visit with former Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach Wednesday at team headquarters in Davie.
Okay, so potentially signing a fullback, regardless of caliber, isn’t exactly earth-shattering news. The position is a dying breed in today’s NFL.
But adding Leach could help improve the Dolphins’ rushing attack in 2013. Leach will turn 32 years old in November and has begun the decline phase of his career. But he would be a better lead blocker than last year’s starting fullback Jorvorskie Lane and could be a quality leader on a relatively young offense.
Reports indicate Leach’s interest in Miami is high. And the Dolphins have made previous efforts to upgrade at fullback this offseason despite the majority of the league designating the position as obsolete. If a deal gets done, it would come as no surprise.
In other news, the Dolphins claimed former Bears’ tight end/fullback Evan Rodriguez off waivers earlier this evening. Rodriguez started five games for Chicago in 2012, primarily at fullback.
Rodriguez was expected to compete at tight end for the Bears this season but was waived following his second alcohol-related arrest in four months. The Dolphins waived fullback Rupert Bryan to make room for Rodriguez.