Sep 5, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach (44) celebrates with tight end Dallas Clark (87) after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens release statements on Leach, McClain

The Baltimore Ravens have officially terminated the contracts of full back Vonta Leach and linebacker Jameel McClain. General manager/executive vice president Ozzie Newsome made the announcement today.

“Vonta and Jameel are two of our most important players over the last few seasons, helping us to the playoffs and giving the Ravens the Super Bowl win after the 2012 season,” Newsome stated. “Vonta proved to be one of the best fullbacks in the league, plus he added leadership and toughness to our offense. Jameel is a Ravens’ success story who came to us as a rookie free agent. He changed positions from playing on the defensive line and outside to becoming a good inside linebacker and starter. People close to our team understand his commitment to being the best he can be and the leadership he gave on and off the field. There could come a point later on when we would consider bringing back Vonta and Jameel. They are our types of players.”

Coach John Harbaugh also spoke about the players.

“Both of these men helped the Ravens win a lot of games and the Super Bowl Championship,” said Harbaugh. “We are thankful for all they gave us.”

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