With the Ravens' difficult salary-cap situation, it had long been assumed that fullback Vonta Leach would be among the team's casualties.
It took quite a while, but it appears that Leach is on the way out after two All-Pro seasons with Baltimore.
The Ravens are expected to release or trade Leach, a three-time All-Pro, after the two parties were unable to agree on a restructured contract, according to the Baltimore Sun. Leach carries a cap figure of greater than $4 million.
Leach, 31, has been a big part of Ray Rice's success in his two years as the lead blocker for the Ravens' star tailback. But fullback is becoming an antiquated part of the game, and Leach became an expensive luxury.
The Ravens could continue to employ a fullback or move to more of an H-back in front of Rice after selecting Kyle Juszczyk in the fourth round of this year's draft.
Leach played in all 32 games the last two years, starting 29 with Baltimore. He has played in 130 career contests with the Ravens, Texans and Packers.