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Ravens expected to part ways with Pro Bowl FB Leach

The Baltimore Ravens are expected to part ways with Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach after failing to get Leach to agree to a restructured deal, according to a report.

The report states Leach could be cut or traded as soon as Tuesday.

Posts by Leach on Twitter Monday night confirmed his impending depature.

"Thank Ravens organization for a great two years," Leach tweeted. "I came here and did what we set out to do and that's win the Super Bowl. My time here is up but what we accomplished, we will be forever linked. Thank the fans for accepting me and my family to Bmore #newchapter #samegoal."

Leach, 31, is regarded as the top fullback in the NFL, but he would count $4.33 million against the salary cap, his role had progressively diminished in the Ravens' offense during the last two seasons and Baltimore now has a versatile rookie fullback in Kyle Jusczyk, who they took in the fourth round of the NFL draft in April. Juszczyk was the consensus top-rated fullback in this year's draft.

Leach was set to enter the third and final year of the three-year, $11 million contract he signed with the Ravens in 2011.

But, for as punishing and highly regarded as he is as a blocker, Leach was on the field for just 41 percent of Baltimore's offensive snaps last year (including the playoffs) after being on the field for 53 percent of the snaps in 2011.

Parting ways with Leach would create the Ravens $3 million of additional space under the salary cap.

They reportedly entered Monday $3.6 million under the salary cap.

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