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LeGarrette Blount | Running Back | #29

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 250
College: Oregon
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LeGarrette Blount rushed 24 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns in New England's Week 3 rout of the Texans.
Blount wasn't targeted in the passing game. With Jacoby Brissett tasked with simply preventing the car from catching on fire, Blount drove the offense, salting things away with a 41-yard touchdown scamper in the fourth quarter. Blount shed an ankle tackle and then ran relatively untouched, showing surprising speed. Blount was wearing defenders down in the second half. Blount has now scored in all three games, totaling four touchdowns. He's averaging 99 yards. He'll be a high-end RB2 against the Bills in Week 4. Sep 22 - 11:41 PM

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LeGarrette Blount rushed 29 times for 123 yards and a touchdown in New England's 31-24, Week 2 win over the Dolphins.

True to form, Blount wasn't targeted in the passing game. Blount was moving the chains both before and after Jimmy Garoppolo's injury, helping to stake the Pats to a big lead and then salting the game away with the Dolphins on the verge of a massive comeback. Blount is simply a perfect fit for what coach Bill Belichick wants to do, though he did fumble again Sunday (out of bounds). With Garoppolo looking extremely doubtful for Week 3, Blount will be a volume-based, high-end RB2 against the Texans.
Sep 18 - 4:29 PM

LeGarrette Blount totaled 70 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries Sunday in the Patriots' Week 1 win over the Cardinals.

Blount wasn’t terribly efficient but he kept the clock moving as the Patriots spent most of the night playing keep-away from Arizona. Blount converted a crucial third down with a 13-yard surge in the fourth quarter. That was his longest run of the night. Blount dragged a handful of defenders with him on his way to an eight-yard touchdown, though he also committed a costly fumble in the third quarter. Blount’s goal-line role should make him a fantasy asset next week against the Dolphins.
Sep 11 - 11:54 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed five times for 26 yards and caught all three of his targets for 16 yards Friday night against the Panthers.

The real story of the night was Tyler Gaffney, who started the game and rotated series with Blount all night. Blount did his best to make his claim for the starting job, including a long gain which he ended by hurdling Tre Boston, but it's clear his spot atop the depth chart is at the very least contested. Blount has RB2 upside with Dion Lewis (knee) sidelined, but he needs to solidify his role.
Aug 26 - 10:16 PM

Kevin Dillon of MassLive.com believes LeGarrette Blount and Tyler Gaffney are battling for the Patriots' final running back spot.

Dion Lewis and James White are secure as the team's primary receiving-down backs while Brandon Bolden is assured a spot on special teams. That leaves Blount and Gaffney on the bubble, though Blount is the overwhelming favorite to claim the final spot. Blount punched in a one-yard touchdown Thursday against the Bears while Gaffney was stonewalled three times on the three-yard line. Blount remains New England's best short-yardage back and should carry considerable fantasy value as the Patriots' preferred goal-line option.
Aug 19 - 1:16 PM

LeGarrette Blount rumbled for 69 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in Thursday night's second preseason game against the Bears.

He's now hit pay dirt in back-to-back preseason games. Patriots camp began with some buzz that Blount might be on the roster bubble, but those concerns should be quieted after tonight. Blount hit the hole with authority, got downhill, and flashed big-play ability on a 21-yard gain. Blount remains the clear favorite for big-back carries in New England's offense. He has major ROI potential at his double-digit-round Average Draft Position.
Aug 18 - 10:52 PM

Patriots RBs coach Ivan Fears said he wants to see more consistency from LeGarrette Blount.

"I want to see the LeGarrette I know that can be a dominant player when he’s playing up to his stuff," Fears said. "He’s been hurt. He’s been away from us. There’s a lot of opportunity there for him. Let’s see what he can do." With the Patriots failing to add any backs of note over the offseason, Blount is in a great spot to retain the big-back carries, a role which could get more use with Tom Brady suspended the first four games. The reportedly "trimmed-down" Blount is a great value at his RB41 draft cost.
Jul 30 - 8:28 AM

LeGarrette Blount (hip) avoided the Patriots' active/PUP list to begin camp.

It's a great sign after Blount missed all spring practices, then ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reported Blount's roster spot wasn't secure. If Blount is healthy and in good shape -- he is both of those things right now -- he will return as the heavy favorite to handle big-back carries in the Patriots' high-scoring offense. New England may lean on Blount more than usual during Tom Brady's four-game ban. The Pats play the Cardinals, Dolphins, Texans, and Bills in that window.
Jul 25 - 6:04 PM

According to ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss, it "isn't a given" that LeGarrette Blount makes New England's 53-man roster.

Following the draft, Reiss tabbed Blount as a "winner", but that was before he missed all of the Patriots' spring practices with a hip injury. Blount initially injured his hip last December and landed on I.R. Re-signed to a modest one-year, $1 million deal, Blount won't be handed anything. The Patriots could be in the market for running back help when rosters are cut down this summer.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 20 - 10:41 AM

LeGarrette Blount (hip) missed all of the Patriots' spring practices.

ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss calls it a "notable storyline entering training camp." Reiss has previously predicted New England will add another running back, at one point speculating it could be Bishop Sankey if he's cut by the Titans. Blount suffered the year-ending hip injury last December. He was believed to have avoided surgery, but the lengthy recovery may suggest otherwise.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 20 - 10:28 AM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss said LeGarrette Blount was one of the winners of the NFL draft.

We would agree. Widely expected to add another back in the draft, the Patriots did not even address the position with their undrafted free agent haul. That leaves Blount in pole position for the "big-back" role in the offense. Newly-signed RB Donald Brown could also see more work than expected.
Source: ESPN
May 2 - 9:51 AM

Patriots re-signed RB LeGarrette Blount to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Coming off a hip injury which landed him on I.R. in December, Blount did not garner much interest in free agency. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Blount is back to full health, however, and he should enter the offseason program as the favorite for the "big back" role in the offense. Blount turned 165 carries into 703 yards (4.26 YPC) and six scores last season.
Apr 12 - 12:05 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports free agent LeGarrette Blount (hip) is fully healthy.

Blount hasn't been connected to any teams since the start of free agency. The Patriots haven't ruled out bringing him back and are his top landing spot. Entering his age-30 season, Blount should settle for a one-year deal.
Mar 12 - 3:32 PM

The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe reports the Patriots and free agent LeGarrette Blount have shown mutual interest in a new contract.

Negotiations between the two sides are still in the "infant" stages. Blount may hit the open market, and the Patriots could look for an upgrade at running back, as they've been linked to Matt Forte. But even if Blount isn't re-signed before March 9, he's unlikely to draw a ton of interest coming off a hip injury and entering his age-30 season. Blount isn't going to command much money.
Feb 24 - 10:40 AM

LeGarrette Blount doesn't need offseason hip surgery.

Blount's season was cut short when he suffered a hip injury in Week 14. He was placed on injured reserve three days later, and the Patriots' running game went down the toilet. Blount will be a free agent in March. He's never had any success out of New England. The two sides will likely be interested in a new deal, but Blount isn't going to require more than $1-2 million per year.
Jan 27 - 12:47 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jimmy Garoppolo
2Jacoby Brissett
3Tom Brady
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Brandon Bolden
4D.J. Foster
5Dion Lewis
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3AJ Derby
4Clay Harbor
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Ted Karras
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Jonathan Cooper
3Tre' Jackson
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski