Ravens sign former Texans FB Leach; Heap goes home to Arizona

July 31, 2011 | WNST Staff

On a day when the Ravens facility seemed quiet from a practice perspective, the fanbase was given two jolts of news during this active free agency period as Ozzie Newsome signed fullback Vonta Leach away from the Houston Texans and watched as Todd Heap signed with the Arizona Cardinals after flirting most of the morning with the New York Jets.

The action has been fast and furious and every signing signals the end or the beginning of a new era. It’s now apparent that Le’Ron McClain is finishes as a member of the Baltimore Ravens with the addition of Leach, who is big, bruising lead blocker who will create challenges for linebackers and safeties in the AFC North.

Heap, who is an Arizona native and an Arizona State grad, decided to go “home” despite many attempts by Rex Ryan to woe him to the Jets for another purple reunion.