Ravens say goodbye to Leach, McClain
Staff and wire report
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contracts of three-time Pro Bowl fullback and Robeson County native Vonta Leach and six-year linebacker Jameel McClain.
Leach and McClain were part of the Super Bowl champions two seasons ago. It’s the second consecutive offseason Leach has been cut.
“(I’ll) go through the free agent process and see how it goes,” Leach said to The Robesonian on Thursday. “I still have some years in me.”
Leach, who’s enjoying the CIAA Tournament in Charlotte this week, played in all 16 games this season. The Ravens’ ground game struggled and the former South Robeson star often watched from the sideline while Baltimore opted for a one-back set.
McClain was limited to 10 games last season after missing the first six weeks with a bruised spinal cord.
In making the roster moves Thursday, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said, “There could come a point later on when we would consider bringing back Vonta and Jameel. They are our types of players.”
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of both: “We are thankful for all they gave us.”
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