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Vonta Leach Rumors: 'Last-ditch effort' from Giants?

The Giants are apparently concerned enough about Henry Hynoski to be considering a major effort to sign Vonta Leach.

Vonta Leach
Vonta Leach
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The New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Giants are "pondering a last-ditch effort" to sign free agent fullback Vonta Leach."

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.

The Giants have to sign first-round pick Justin Pugh and fourth-round pick Ryan Nassib. They are also reportedly still in play for free-agent linebacker Desmond Bishop.