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LeGarrette Blount | Running Back | #35

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 250
College: Oregon
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Running backs coach Duce Staley stated that the Eagles plan to use LeGarrette Blount in the passing game.
Staley stated, "He can catch the ball…" adding, "I would love to get him some screens so we can get that big body going north [to south]. He’ll scare some people." It would be surprising if Blount is actually used often in the passing game alongside Darren Sproles. Blount has just 46 career receptions over his 10-year career with more than two receptions in just four of his 100 games played. Jun 12 - 5:49 PM
Source: PhillyVoice

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Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski sets the over-under for LeGarrette Blount's rushing attempts at 170 this season.

Blount toted the rock 299 times for the 2016 Patriots, not including the playoffs. So, 170 would be a major drop-off, but coach Doug Pederson has already said since signing Blount that the offensive game plan won't change from 2016 when carries were split. Ryan Mathews carried 155 times, and that's the role Blount is taking over. If the Eagles can stay in more games, Blount could push 200, but he won't have another 1,161-yard, 18-touchdown season. 800 yards and 6-8 scores would be a win.
May 19 - 9:53 AM

Eagles signed RB LeGarrette Blount, formerly of the Patriots, to a one-year contract.

How about this for a late-offseason addition? 30-year-old Blount led the NFL with 18 rushing touchdowns last season and set a new career high with 1,161 rushing yards. He adds nothing in the pass game, but the Eagles have Darren Sproles, Wendell Smallwood, and rookie Donnel Pumphrey there. Blount figures to handle all early-down and short-yardage carries behind one of the league's better offensive lines in Philly. This is as about as great of a landing spot Blount could have hoped for. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cardinals also had interest. Blount's addition should lead to Ryan Mathews' release.
May 17 - 10:27 AM

Coach Jim Caldwell declined to say if the Lions have interest in free agent LeGarrette Blount.

The Lions are talking up Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick, but have been linked to Blount after not drafting a running back. Detroit's interest could potentially be complicated from Blount's May 9 tender. The Ravens and Giants are among the other teams that have been connected to Blount.
May 12 - 7:06 PM

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, interested teams are trying to work around the May 9 tender the Patriots placed on free agent RB LeGarrette Blount.

The May 9 tender allows Blount to remain part of the compensatory pick formula. Blount can negotiate with teams until training camp starts, but if he remains unsigned once training camps open, he can only negotiate with the Patriots through Week 10. It significantly weakens Blount's market, but teams are trying to find a way around the seldom-used tender the Patriots pulled out.
May 11 - 9:49 AM

Patriots extended a one-year, $1.1 million, May 9 tender to free agent RB LeGarrette Blount.

NFL teams never use this tender, so leave it to the Patriots to bring it to light. May 9 was the deadline for free agents to count in the compensatory pick formula. By extending this tender, the Patriots protect the comp pick and will get one if Blount signs elsewhere before July 22. If Blount remains unsigned after July 22, he can only negotiate with the Patriots through Week 10. The tender pays the player 110 percent of what he made the previous season, so it amounts to $1.1 million for Blount. It's unclear if the Patriots value Blount or the comp pick more, but we'd bet he signs with a new club before the July 22 deadline. Per the Boston Herald, Blount has no plans to sign the tender.
May 10 - 3:29 PM

ESPN's Jamison Hensley believes the Ravens are the "best fit" for free agent LeGarrette Blount.

The Lions and Giants have been the teams most connected to Blount, but the Baltimore fit makes plenty of sense. The Ravens didn't draft a running back and currently have Terrance West atop the depth chart for early-down duties with Danny Woodhead as the pass-game back. Kenneth Dixon is suspended the first four games. Blount fits the Ravens' M.O. as a team wanting to get back to running the ball with authority. Free agents signed after Tuesday no longer factor into the 2018 compensatory pick formula, and Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome is one of the most aware of those picks. Blount should find a home soon.
Source: ESPN.com
May 8 - 10:18 AM

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports the Lions and Giants "are squarely in play" for free agent RB LeGarrette Blount.

The Giants were linked with Blount before the draft, but they seem set after spending a fourth-round pick on Wayne Gallman. The Lions make more sense considering they did not dip into the draft pool, but GM Bob Quinn recently called Ameer Abdullah the starter. With the draft over, Blount should find a new home soon enough.
Source: Yahoo
May 2 - 1:32 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there is "mutual interest" between the Giants and free agent RB LeGarrette Blount.

With Mike Gillislee now in New England, Blount is on the lookout for a new team. The Giants make sense as they need a bigger complement to Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen, and Blount will not cost much money. That said, New York may want to wait to see who falls to them in the draft before turning to Blount. The 30-year-old rushed for 18 touchdowns last season.
Apr 25 - 8:18 AM

ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss believes the "door might soon be closed entirely" for free agent LeGarrette Blount if he waits too long to re-sign with the Patriots.

Blount has a standing offer from New England, but hasn't budged on his salary demands after leading the league with 18 rushing touchdowns. There's mutual interest in a reunion, but Reiss doesn't feel the Patriots "need" Blount with Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis and James White under contract. If the Patriots draft a running back, it would likely signal the end of Blount's tenure in Foxboro.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 16 - 9:43 AM

According to the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe, free agent LeGarrette Blount "has no plans" to sign the Patriots' current offer.

The offer, per Howe, was made at the onset of free agency. Blount hasn't been connected to any other teams, so the Patriots have had no reason to up their offer. After they were able to get Blount back for $1 million last year, it sounds like they've lowballed him again after he rushed for 18 touchdowns and 1,131 yards in a career year. Blount will turn 31 this year. Rightfully, the Patriots aren't looking to commit much money to a one-dimensional back nearing his last legs.
Apr 10 - 1:04 PM

Jim McBride of the Boston Globe expects the Patriots to re-sign free agent LeGarrette Blount "sooner rather than later."

CSN New England reported Saturday that the Patriots have offered Blount a deal. Blount was seen hugging owner Bob Kraft at Wednesday's Celtics game. The 30-year-old had hoped to cash in after leading the league with 18 touchdowns last season, but his market didn't develop the way he thought. Blount is a one-dimensional role player whose best fantasy prospects remain in Foxboro.
Apr 9 - 11:11 AM

CSN New England's Michael Giardi reports free agent LeGarrette Blount has "an offer on the table" from the Patriots.

Giardi added both sides want to reunite, but money is the sticking point. Blount undoubtedly wants a raise on the $1 million he made while rushing for 18 touchdowns last season, but no team has been willing to meet his asking price to this point. He may have to settle for another low-cost deal from the Pats, who will have a logjam at running back if Blount re-signs.
Apr 8 - 12:35 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Patriots and free agent LeGarrette Blount have mutual interest in working out a contract.

Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman also reports it's a "fact" that New England wants Blount back in 2017 after he led the league with 18 rushing touchdowns and rushed for a career-high 1,161 yards. Blount's asking price appears to be what's holding this thing up, as he wants to make more than the $1 million he was paid in 2016. Blount has drawn no known interest outside of New England, though he had been loosely connected to the Giants and Lions earlier in the offseason.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 5 - 9:39 AM

On NFL Network's Free Agency Frenzy, Mike Garafolo said the "expectation" is free agent LeGarrette Blount will not re-sign with the Patriots.

Coming off a 1,161-yard, 18-touchdown season, Blount likely wants to cash in, and the Patriots are not the organization to pay top dollar for a running back. Blount likely will not find as much money as he hopes in free agency, however, especially with the depth of talent in the draft. Blount is Rotoworld's No. 5 available running back.
Mar 7 - 1:21 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Wentz
2Nick Foles
3Matt McGloin
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2Darren Sproles
3Wendell Smallwood
4Donnel Pumphrey
5Ryan Mathews
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2Wendell Smallwood
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Torrey Smith
3Mack Hollins
4Bryce Treggs
5Byron Marshall
WR21Jordan Matthews
2Nelson Agholor
3Dorial Green-Beckham
4Paul Turner
5Shelton Gibson
WR31Torrey Smith
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
4Anthony Denham
LT1Jason Peters
2Matt Tobin
3Dillon Gordon
LG1Isaac Seumalo
2Allen Barbre
3Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Stefen Wisniewski
3Aaron Neary
4Tyler Orlosky
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Chance Warmack
3Darrell Greene
4Dallas Thomas
RT1Lane Johnson
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
3Taylor Hart
K1Caleb Sturgis