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Leach would like return to Texans after being released by Ravens

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Free agent fullback Vonta Leach would like return to the Houston Texans, where he played from 2006-2010, but the Texans have to have an interest and the salary cap space to make it happen.

Leach, First-Team All-Pro the past three seasons, was released by the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday after the team was unable to trade him or work out a restructured contract.

"My first choice would be to come back to Houston," Leach said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.

"I know the offense. I know all the guys there. So obviously that would be my first choice so I can go back there and finish my career where it started to blossom."

Leach left the Texans for the Ravens following the 2010 season and helped lead Baltimore to the Super Bowl championship in February.

He would love to do the same thing for the Texans.

"That would be a storybook ending," Leach said.

Leach's agent said his goal is to find the team that makes the most sense for his client.

"Obviously, which teams you have the best fit at," said Ralph Vitolo, Leach's agent, said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. "The most logical fit and the smoothest transition to another team would be Houston because he's already been there.

"He understands the coaches, the scheme. He's worked with Arian Foster and the rest of the offensive line, so it would be a very smooth transition to go back to Houston."

Vitolo said he reached out to the Texans on Tuesday and is waiting to hear back from them.

"He's probably a fit for four or five teams," Vitolo said. "Denver, Dallas, Houston, people like that, Cincinnati."

Vitolo said he will be in contact with the rest of the NFL on behalf of Leach, but the Texans are at the top of his list.

"They would be the first team I would have contact with," Vitolo said. "They would be number one. A lot of things have to fit.

"You have to have the cap space. You have to have the want from them. They have the want from us."

One of the teams that has cap space is the Miami Dolphins.

Leach will fly to South Florida on Wednesday, take a physical and meet with the coaches according to Vitolo.

Leach was scheduled to make $3 million in the final year of his contract with the Ravens.

"It's just part of the business," Leach said of his release. "I have no animosity against the Ravens.

"They are a first-class organization. They can't pay everybody."

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