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NFL Free Agency 2011: Giants Pursuing Vonta Leach -- Report

A report out of Houston says the New York Giants are one of five teams in pursuit of Houston Texans free-agent fullback Vonta Leach, an All-Pro in 2010 for his work clearing the way for NFL rushing leader Arian Foster.

The report says the Texans, Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos are all bidding for the services of the 6-foot, 246-pound 29-year-old.

The Giants, of course, Thursday released Madison Hedgecock, the team's starting fullback since 2007. They would like to move Bear Pascoe, who filled in for Hedgecock last season, back to tight end. The Giants also signed undrafted free agent fullback Henry Hynoski, who would appear to be the favorite for the job unless the Giants bring in a veteran.

Leach has been pursued by the Giants in the past. They signed him to an offer sheet when he was a restricted free agent prior to the 2007 season, but the Texans chose to match the offer.

Leach's agent, Ralph Vitolo, told a Houston television station that Leach would like to remain with the Texans "if at all possible."

ESPN indicated that Leach says the Giants are "on his list" if he leaves Houston.