Vickers replaces Leach in Houston
by Aaron Wilson of, August 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm ET

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After letting Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach defect to the Baltimore Ravens rather than pay him his $11 million asking price, the Houston Texans have replaced him with a less expensive option.

The Texans signed former Cleveland Browns fullback Lawrence Vickers to a two-year, $3 million deal that includes a $500,000 signing bonus, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Vickers is known as a bruising fullback capable of knocking back linebackers.

Is he as good as Leach? Nope, but he is a viable blocking presence who should allow NFL rushing champion Arian Foster to continue to have big holes to run through.

Leach received a $4 million signing bonus from the Ravens and $6 million total guaranteed money. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider

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Lawrence Vickers
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 250
Position: FB
Date of Birth: 05/08/1983
Experience: 5
High School: Forest Brook HS
(Houston, TX)
College: Colorado

2011 NFL Free Agency Rankings (full list):
Pos: FB Pos Rank: #5 Pos Rating:

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