The Baltimore Ravens are no stranger to shedding veteran contracts in the offseason.
The move was first reported by The Baltimore Sun.
The Ravens save $1.75 million in cap space by parting ways with Leach and $3.2 million by cutting McClain.
Leach returned to the Ravens last year after a long, winding courting process last offseason. He appeared in 16 games but was part of the Ravens' horrific backfield that averaged a paltry 3.1 yards per carry. Leach played just 33 snaps in the final five games of the season, per Pro Football Focus, as the Ravens went away from two-back sets.
McClain spent the first six weeks of the 2013 season on the physically unable to perform list after suffering a bruised spinal cord in 2012. He compiled 52 tackles and one forced fumble in 10 games as a starter. However, his play didn't match what the Ravens save by cutting him.
"There could come a point later on when we would consider bringing back Vonta and Jameel," Newsome said in a press release issued by the team. "They are our types of players."
Neither move comes as a shock as the Ravens need to clear cap space. Their priority is to re-sign Dennis Pitta (or possibly franchise tag the tight end), upgrade the offensive line and surround Joe Flacco with more weapons on offense.