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LeGarrette Blount | Running Back

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 250
College: Oregon
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LeGarrette Blount rushed seven times for 32 yards in Thursday's preseason game, and secured 3-of-3 targets for an additional 14 yards.
Blount came off the bench behind Le'Veon Bell, but got to work on Pittsburgh's second series. Apparently being "punished" for their Wednesday arrests, both players played into the fourth quarter, finishing with 10 touches apiece. Blount out-gained Bell 46-26. Neither player got the rock near the goal-line, as the Steelers were never in position. Blount is clearly ticketed for weekly work, but remains a firm No. 2 to Bell's No. 1. Even if he earns the majority of the goal-line opportunities, Blount is little more than a mid-range RB3. Aug 21 - 11:03 PM

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Coach Mike Tomlin plans to play both Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.

It confirms Tomlin isn't overly concerned with the marijuana-related incident that went down Wednesday afternoon. He said that jobs will be decided in this game, and the whole team shouldn't suffer from the running backs' silly mistake. Even if the NFL does want to slap a one-game suspension on Bell or Blount, they wouldn't do so until the case makes its way through the legal system. That is unlikely to happen before the season is over.
Aug 21 - 12:11 PM

LeGarrette Blount and Le'Veon Bell were arrested for possession of marijuana Wednesday.

Bell was also popped for DUI. The two Steelers were reportedly in possession of 20 grams of marijuana and accompanied by a female, who was in possession of two grams. Blount has a checkered past from his college days, but he's mostly kept his nose clean in the NFL. Both Bell and Blount will be subject to a suspension once the case is resolved. It may not affect them in 2014.
Aug 20 - 7:41 PM

Le'Veon Bell said after Saturday night's preseason game that LeGarrette Blount will likely get the goal-line work this season for the Steelers.

Coach Mike Tomlin said roles have yet to be determined. Bell and Blount were announced as co-starters before Saturday's exhibition tilt, and Tomlin stated last week that he sees Blount as more than a "red-zone, goal-line" back. Bell is currently being drafted as RB9 in the middle of the second round. A case could be made to bump him down a few slots, behind TD scorers Zac Stacy and Doug Martin.
Aug 17 - 9:33 AM

Coach Mike Tomlin indicated LeGarrette Blount may be more than just a red-zone, goal-line back.

"They’re both going to get their share," Tomlin said of Blount and Le'Veon Bell. "We’ll deal with that on a game-by-game basis based on the plan." In the preseason opener, Blount received two consecutive red-zone carries while also seeing a third-down rep. The Steelers have been hinting at a possible mix-and-match committee-style approach since signing Blount and drafting Dri Archer. Blount stealing goal-line and occasional work between the 20s from Bell would be a big hit to Bell's stock. He's hard to get behind as a first- or early-second round pick in fantasy drafts. Blount's value is great in the 11th.
Aug 15 - 11:45 AM

LeGarrette Blount rushed three times for 10 yards in Saturday's preseason opener against the Giants.

Le'Veon Bell started and got two carries on the first two snaps. Then the Steelers hit a big play to Dri Archer out of an empty set, and Blount came on for two consecutive red-zone carries. On the next series, Blount surprisingly got a third-down rep as well. In the end, he played seven first-string snaps and Bell played six. "I don't necessarily know how they're going to (split up playing time), but it will be something of that nature, I'm assuming," Blount said afterward. "Ain't nobody going to sign me to sit me."
Aug 10 - 11:16 PM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette expects LeGarrette Blount to handle 6-8 carries per game behind Le'Veon Bell this season.

It'll be worth monitoring in camp whether Blount replaces Bell in goal-line situations, although Le'Veon is an effective short-yardage runner and Blount has historically had mixed results. Blount will be a change-of-pace back in Pittsburgh, and solid handcuff for Bell drafters. Although Le'Veon is 6-foot-1, 230, he's not a true power back like Blount. Bell, in fact, plays more along the lines of a Matt Forte, with outstanding versatility and vision, and elusiveness at the second level.
Jun 1 - 2:03 PM

Steelers agreed to terms with RB LeGarrette Blount on a two-year, $3.85 million contract, including a $950,000 signing bonus.

Blount, 27, rushed 153 times for 772 yards (5.0 YPC) and seven touchdowns in New England last season, operating as the Patriots' lead back down the stretch. His departure is excellent news for Stevan Ridley's fantasy bounce-back chances in Foxboro. In Pittsburgh, Blount will serve as a battering-ram change-of-pace back behind Le'Veon Bell, but won't threaten Bell's workhorse status or firm place atop the depth chart. Blount will be no more than a 2014 fantasy handcuff. He doesn't play in the passing game and has a history of fumbling.
Mar 28 - 3:25 PM

Free agent LeGarrette Blount will visit the Steelers on Friday.

Blount was originally scheduled to visit on Sunday, but the Steelers pushed it back until after this week's league meetings. In addition to Pittsburgh, Blount has also drawn interest from the Ravens and Patriots.
Mar 22 - 7:11 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens are interested in LeGarrette Blount.

This move does not make much sense for Baltimore. They already have Ray Rice as the de facto lead back, and Bernard Pierce is waiting in the wings if Rice earns a suspension for his February domestic dispute. Blount could add some insurance, however, and provide a short-yardage hammer for the Ravens. Blount also has interest from the Steelers and the Patriots.
Mar 22 - 9:24 AM

Free agent LeGarrette Blount will visit the Steelers on Sunday night.

It will be Blount's first action of free agency. The Patriots remain interested in re-signing Blount but want the market to decide how much to pay him. There are reportedly other teams interested in Blount, but they're unknown at this point. Blount is a powerful hammer back who can get what's blocked but possesses no wiggle and stones for hands. He'd be a decent No. 2 to Le'Veon Bell.
Mar 21 - 1:16 PM

According to ESPN Boston, there's mutual interest between free agent LeGarrette Blount and the Patriots.

Although Blount averaged 5.04 YPC and graded out as PFF's No. 9 back in terms of strict running last season, the Patriots shouldn't open their wallet too wide here. Blount is a 27-year-old two-down pounder that is a liability in the passing game, and the Patriots would be bringing him back to share the early-down work with the far more capable Stevan Ridley. They should also be looking to get passing back Shane Vereen as many touches as possible. Blount may very well end up testing the market if he's unsatisfied with New England's offers. All their focus is on getting free agent Aqib Talib locked up right now.
Source: ESPN Boston
Feb 27 - 10:34 AM

The Boston Herald doesn't expect the Patriots to offer "much more" than $2 million over two years to free agent LeGarrette Blount.

This falls right in line with what we'd expect, as well. Blount is a pure early-down bruiser who offers nothing in the passing game. New England also has Stevan Ridley and Brandon Bolden as options should Blount decide to take his talents elsewhere. Blount wants to stay with the Patriots, but the money has to be right.
Feb 7 - 11:48 AM

The Miami Herald believes it "wouldn’t be surprising" if the Dolphins pursued impending free agent LeGarrette Blount.

It would be a classic Jeff Ireland move — buying high on a player who isn't exactly a projectable long-term option — and one unlikely to pay off for new GM Dennis Hickey, who was an advocate of Blount in Tampa Bay. Blount had a resurgence under coach Bill Belichick in New England this season, but would be an extremely poor fit for a team with such a power/leadership vacuum. Even were Blount to play close to his 2013 level, he's essentially a rich man's Daniel Thomas. The Dolphins need a smarter approach in free agency this offseason. Signing Blount would be a poor start.
Jan 28 - 11:33 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports his "understanding" is the Patriots and free agent LeGarrette Blount want to hammer out a deal.

Blount said following Sunday's AFC title game loss that he wants to re-up with New England. 27 years old, Blount should generate free agent interest, but not to the point that he prices himself out of the Patriots' range. A two- or three-year pact with limited guaranteed money could make sense. Two-down banger Blount still lacks any hint of passing-game value, hurting his stock.
Jan 20 - 2:05 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Bruce Gradkowski
3Landry Jones
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2LeGarrette Blount
3Dri Archer
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2LeGarrette Blount
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2Dri Archer
FB1Will Johnson
WR11Antonio Brown
2Lance Moore
3Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Justin Brown
3Martavis Bryant
WR31Lance Moore
TE1Heath Miller
2Matt Spaeth
3Michael Palmer
K1Shaun Suisham