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Texans rebuff Giants, retain fullback Leach

Updated: March 23, 2007, 5:30 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Moving to keep an important lead-blocker, the Houston Texans on Friday afternoon matched the restricted free agent offer sheet that three-year veteran fullback Vonta Leach signed with the New York Giants earlier this week.

The Texans had until Monday to match the four-year offer sheet, which is worth a total of $8 million and includes $1.6 million in guarantees.

By matching the offer sheet, the Texans assumed the terms of the deal that the Giants negotiated with Leach.

If the ...

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