Ravens sign FB Leach to 3-year, $11 million deal



HOUSTON (AP) — The agent for Vonta Leach says the All-Pro fullback has signed a three-year, $11 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Houston Texans were hoping to re-sign the 6-foot-2, 255-pound Leach, who was the lead blocker for Arian Foster, the NFL’s leading rusher in 2010.

The Houston Chronicle and KRIV-TV first reported the deal confirmed by agent Ralph Vitolo on Sunday.

The Texans shored up their secondary by signing cornerback Johnathan Joseph and safety Danieal Manning. They also re-signed quarterback Matt Leinart, receiver Jacoby Jones and tackle Rashad Butler.

Houston contacted Leach immediately when free agency began, but Leach wanted to test the market after making his first Pro Bowl in 2010. Leach played the last five seasons with the Texans after signing with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent in 2004.