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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 (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

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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

Patriots placed RB LeGarrette Blount (hip) on injured reserve, ending his season.

It's a procedural move. An impending free agent, 29-year-old Blount isn't a lock to return with the Patriots.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 05:27:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports LeGarrette Blount (hip) is done for the season.

He should be placed on injured reserve in the next 24 hours. Although Blount was averaging just 59 yards per game, it's a major blow for the Pats' injury-ravaged offense. Brandon Bolden is now the favorite to carry the mail on early downs, though perhaps Montee Ball will be promoted from the practice squad. Both coach Bill Belichick and OC Josh McDaniels praised Bolden after Sunday's win over the Texans, suggesting they indeed have faith in their longtime handyman. Bolden is worth an add as a top 20-25 runner for the final two weeks of the fantasy playoffs. As for Blount, he's headed for free agency after turning 29 earlier this month. It's not a guarantee he'll end up back in New England.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 06:06:00 PM

LeGarrette Blount (hip) was spotted using crutches to move around Tuesday.

Needless to say, the crutches are not a great sign for his availability this week. Brandon Bolden dominated carries after Blount exited Sunday night, and he is the more valuable side of the committee with James White. Both are risky plays even in a good matchup against the Titans.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 10:39:00 AM

LeGarrette Blount left Sunday night's Week 14 game against the Texans with a hip injury

Blount walked off under his own power, but is done for the night. He had 53 yards on his first 10 carries. Brandon Bolden and James White will form a committee in his place.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 09:36:00 PM

LeGarrette Blount carried the ball 13 times for 54 yards in the Patriots' Week 13 loss to the Eagles.

So much for Blount being an every-week RB1 in the absence of Dion Lewis. Blount only saw three second-half carries as the struggling Pats watched the Eagles rattle off 35 unanswered points. James White helped fuel the comeback effort though the Pats would ultimately come up short. Blount has seen anywhere from nine carries to 19 in the four games since Lewis went down. He’ll be a boom-or-bust RB2 against Houston in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 08:44:00 PM

LeGarrette Blount had nine carries for 27 yards in Sunday night's Week 12 loss to the Broncos.

The Patriots didn't establish a running game despite playing with a lead for most of the night. Blount had no red-zone chances and played just 27 snaps. He’ll be more of a gameflow-dependent RB2 in Week 13. Blount has been held without a touchdown in four of his last six games.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 12:41:00 AM

LeGarrette Blount rushed 16 times for 56 yards in the Patriots' Week 11 win over the Bills on Monday night.

He also caught 1-of-2 targets for five yards. Blount was stuffed early and often and headed into halftime with five yards on five carries. He came out in the third quarter and broke off a strong 17-yard run off the edge, but overall, the Bills did a pretty good job containing him. As a whole, the Buffalo defense played really well Monday night. Unfortunately for them, the offense stunk up the joint. Blount will again be an RB1 with big scoring upside Week 12 at the Broncos.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 12:31:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Jacoby Brissett
RB1Dion Lewis
2LeGarrette Blount
3James White
4Brandon Bolden
5Donald Brown
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Dion Lewis
3RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
FB1James Develin
2Joey Iosefa
WR11Julian Edelman
2Chris Hogan
3Malcolm Mitchell
4Aaron Dobson
5Devin Lucien
WR21Danny Amendola
2Keshawn Martin
3Nate Washington
4Chris Harper
5DeAndre Carter
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3Clay Harbor
4AJ Derby
5Bryce Williams
LT1Nate Solder
2Marcus Cannon
3Cameron Fleming
LG1Shaq Mason
2Josh Kline
3Chris Barker
C1Bryan Stork
2David Andrews
3Joe Thuney
RG1Jonathan Cooper
2Tre' Jackson
3Ted Karras
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Keavon Milton
K1Stephen Gostkowski