Leach is a three-time All-Pro who was released by the Baltimore Ravens two weeks ago in a salary dispute.
Giants' fullback Henry Hynoski underwent knee surgery after suffering an injury during OTAs. The Daily News reported that the Giants are "worried about Hynoski," who has targeted Week 1 for a return.
Hynoski reportedly suffered an MCL injury and a chip fracture of the lateral plateau. The Giants have issued no reports since Hynoski's surgery, and orthepedic surgeon Dr. Kyle Flik told me that the lateral plateau injury "often signifies a bigger injury like an anterior cruciate ligament tear."
The Giants have not admitted to a torn ACL for Hynoski. The apparently strong interest in the 31-year-old Leach, acknowledged as the league's premier fullback, could indicate the Giants don't expect Hynoski to return as quickly as previously speculated.
Bear Pascoe is the only current player on the roster with experience at fullback. Pascoe is a tight end by trade.
The Giants have only slightly more than $3.3 million in salary cap space. The Daily News reported that the Giants had "hoped" to get Leach to sign a one-year, minimum salary contract, but that they will have to up that offer to have any chance.