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Vonta Leach/Other Free Agents

With everyone around here (understandably) talking about guys like Nnamdi Asomugha, Albert Haynesworth, Kevin Kolb, and so on, I thought it might be interesting to discuss potential Eagles free agent targets that aren't really getting any play. The one I am most intrigued by is Houston Texans fullback Vonta Leach. He has put together quite the impressive resumé as of late, garnering a Pro Bowl berth, a spot on the All-Pro first team, and the 65th spot on NFL Network's recently concluded Top 100 list. That last piece speaks a great deal to the power and effectiveness of his blocking, his signature talent and the most important one for a fullback. It is in this respect that Leach could be an excellent addition to the Eagles, who, as anyone that turned on an Eagles game last year could attest, struggled tremendously with blocking. His blocking would also help the Eagles in another area of chronic concern: short-yardage conversions. One needs look no further than the Eagles' last game of the season to see how Leach's top-notch blocking could improve the Eagles profoundly. In that heartbreaking loss to the Packers, the Eagles failed to convert several short-yardage situations into first downs or touchdowns, including one that forced Andy Reid to choose between going for it on fourth-down or kicking a field goal. As we know, he chose to have David Akers kick the field goal, which Akers promptly missed. This was a huge momentum swing in the game that ultimately ended the Eagles' season. Had Leach been blocking for McCoy on that run, it's highly probable that the Eagles would have put up points and changed the outcome of the game, and ultimately, the season. He helped clear the path for Arian Foster last year on Foster's way to a historic season, he could do the same for Lesean McCoy, and to a lesser extent, Michael Vick

That's my two cents. What do you think about Vonta Leach? Who do you guys think would be positive additions to the Eagles that aren't necessarily being discussed at the same lengths as some other players? 

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