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Ravens Notebook: Harbaugh disputes Leach report

OWINGS MILLS - Ravens coach John Harbaugh downplayed the likelihood of a potential Vonta Leach return to Baltimore being imminent.
The Newark Star Ledger reported Thursday night that Leach was expected to sign with a team Friday and that he was leaning towards re-signing with the Ravens, but Friday ended with Leach still undecided on a team.
"I don't know where that [report] came from," Harbaugh said. "We have no update. Nothing new on that. As far as I know, nothing has changed."
Baltimore cut Leach last month in a salary cap-related move after Leach declined to accept a pay cut.
Leach, arguably the top fullback in the NFL, was a Pro Bowler for the Ravens each of the last two seasons, but his role progressively diminished and he was set to count $4.33 million against the salary cap.
But Baltimore is reportedly interested in bringing Leach back at a reduced price and Harbaugh said Friday that he believes general manager Ozzie Newsome has remained in contact with Leach.
At this point, rookie Kyle Juszczyk appears on track to be the Ravens' starting fullback. Juszczyk was widely regarded as the top fullback available in this year's NFL draft. He was selected by Baltimore in the fourth round.
HALL OF FAME INTRODUCTION: The man most responsible for making Jonathan Ogden the first draft pick in Ravens history will be the one who introduces Ogden at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony August 3.
Ogden, one of seven set to be inducted as part of the Hall of Fame Class of 2013, said during a conference call Friday morning that he picked Newsome to present him at the induction ceremony.
"I chose Ozzie because he brought me in to Baltimore," Ogden said. "I respect him, and we work well together. I could always go talk to him, be honest with him, and he's just one of the people that I really respect in the business. It just kind of made sense to me."
Ogden, Baltimore's top pick in the 1996 NFL draft (No. 4 overall), will be the first player drafted by the Ravens to enter the Hall of Fame.
He started at left guard as a rookie in 1996 but moved to left tackle in 1997 and was selected to the Pro Bowl 11 straight seasons before retiring following the 1997 season.
OSEMELE'S INJURY NOT SERIOUS: Offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele didn't practice Friday after straining his hamstring Thursday, but Harbaugh said after practice that Osemele's injury is considered minor and that Osemele should be back at practice within the next few days.
QUICK HITS: Today's practice will be the first padded, full-contact practice of training camp. ... Wide receiver LaQuan Williams left practice with an apparent arm injury and didn't return. ... Third-year cornerback Chykie Brown was one of the standouts of Friday's practice. ... First-round safety Matt Elam stood out at different points as well, especially on his impressive lunging interception during the midpoint of the practice.

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