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LeGarrette Blount | Running Back

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 250
College: Oregon
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LaGarrette Blount (shoulder) rushed 10 times for 62 yards Week 17 against the Bills.
The Patriots rested most of their starters, but Blount was featured all the way into the fourth quarter despite coming into the game with a shoulder injury. That usage does not say much for his standing in the New England offense, though Jonas Gray (ankle) being inactive may have force Blount into more work. With his shoulder at almost 100 percent, Blount should be ready to rock when the Patriots return from their first-round bye. Dec 28 - 3:56 PM

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LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) remained limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Blount was held out last week despite practicing on a limited basis. He could see limited snaps even if active. With Jonas Gray ruled out, Brandon Bolden and James White are candidates for expanded roles.
Dec 26 - 5:02 PM

LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) practiced Wednesday.

Blount also practiced all of last week, but was ruled out on Saturday. We'll consider him questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, especially with the Patriots already having clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed.
Dec 24 - 12:40 PM

LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 16.

Blount was expected to play after being limited in practice throughout week. The Patriots will now be down to Jonas Gray and Shane Vereen against the Jets. Julian Edelman (concussion) has also been ruled out for Sunday's game.
Dec 20 - 8:22 PM

LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) remained limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Blount played only 16 snaps last week due to his shoulder injury. His Week 16 status isn't in doubt, but he faces an uncertain workload at less than 100 percent. Blount is an RB3 with touchdown upside against the Jets.
Dec 19 - 4:51 PM

LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Blount's Week 16 availability isn't in doubt, but his role is muddled with the re-emergence of Jonas Gray. Blount will be a touchdown-dependent FLEX play for the fantasy finals. Players who are still alive in season-long leagues need to do better.
Dec 18 - 4:57 PM

LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Blount was out-snapped and out-touched by Jonas Gray last week but did rush for 17 yards and one touchdown on eight carries. We'd tentatively expect Blount to play against the Jets, but he's barely on the RB3 radar.
Dec 17 - 4:10 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed eight times for 17 yards and a touchdown in New England's Week 15 win over the Dolphins, adding two receptions for seven yards.

The other shoe finally dropped for Blount, who had averaged 14.6 touches through his first three games as a Patriot. He got vultured for a three-yard score by Shane Vereen in the second quarter, and was actually out-touched 12-10 by Jonas Gray. Six of Gray's touches came with the game long decided, but he was involved while the final score was still in doubt. It's back to the drawing board for Blount's fantasy owners. He'll be a boom-or-bust RB3 against the Jets' stout run defense in Week 16.
Dec 14 - 5:57 PM

LeGarrette Blount has been ordered to perform 50 hours of community service as a result of his August marijuana arrest.

The charge will be dropped if he completes the 50 hours by February 4. This now clears the way for the NFL to hand down punishment, though we're uncertain if any will come after the revised personal-conduct policy. If Blount is suspended at all, it likely won't come into effect until the 2015 season.
Dec 10 - 10:48 AM

LeGarrette Blount had 20 carries for 66 yards in Sunday night's Week 14 win over the Chargers.

The Patriots got Blount involved early with seven carries on the first drive. He failed to convert on his only goal-line chance, and wasn't able to get anything going in the second half. Blount is averaging 15 touches per game since coming over from the Steelers. He'll be a low-end RB2/FLEX against Miami in Week 15.
Dec 8 - 12:23 AM

LeGarrette Blount rushed 10 times for 58 yards in New England's Week 13 loss to the Packers.

The Pats gave Blount carries on two of their first four plays, but never really got a chance to establish the run as Green Bay stepped on the gas early. Blount is now averaging 6.18 yards through his first 22 Patriots totes, but can't be counted on as more than a touchdown-dependent RB3 for fantasy purposes.
Nov 30 - 8:00 PM

The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe figures the Patriots will favor the running game in Week 13 against the Packers.

The Packers are 30th against the run and are allowing 4.5 YPC. While this game has an astronomically-high over-under (58), the Patriots may try and play ball-control offense on the road at Lambeau to keep Aaron Rodgers off the field. LeGarrette Blount figures to be first in line for carries after rushing for 12-78-2 last week, but Jonas Gray could also mix back in after seeing zero touches in Week 12. Blount checks in as our No. 25 running back this week.
Nov 28 - 9:58 AM

LeGarrette Blount rushed 12 times for 78 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots' Week 12 win over the Lions.

The Pats primarily attacked Detroit's defense in spread looks, but did mix in some power-running plays. Blount -- not "tardy" Jonas Gray -- got the first opportunities to establish a hot hand, and he ran with them. Blount capitalized on an early second-quarter 81-yard kickoff return by Danny Amendola by powering in for a three-yard touchdown to give New England a 14-6 lead. He later scored from one yard out in what amounted to garbage time in the 34-9 romp. Blount wound up playing 17 snaps to Gray's zero. Blount is suddenly on the RB2 map entering a Week 13 date with the Packers.
Nov 23 - 4:25 PM

Patriots signed RB LeGarrette Blount to a two-year contract.

Oh, the irony. Just eight months after letting Blount walk to Pittsburgh as a free agent (and getting a compensatory draft pick for it), the Patriots get to re-sign him to a team-friendly, minimum contract plus incentives deal. He returns to a backfield that has lost Stevan Ridley to a torn ACL, but does have Jonas Gray functioning well as the clear-cut No. 1 power back. We'd expect Gray to retain a big piece role, with Blount serving as insurance and depth. The 153-772-7 line he put up for Bill Belichick last season is not in the cards, making Blount only a deep-league flier. Blount will at least make sure Gray doesn't have to carry the ball 38 times again like he did in Week 11, putting a bit of a damper on Gray's volume projections.
Nov 20 - 8:20 AM

LeGarrette Blount went unclaimed on waivers.

He's free to sign with any team. Blount had reportedly become an internal problem for the Steelers over the last month, and was released after leaving the field before the conclusion of Monday night's win. He had just 65 carries in a backup role to Le'Veon Bell. Blount should resurface in a power-run scheme.
Nov 19 - 5:38 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Shane Vereen
2LeGarrette Blount
3Jonas Gray
4Brandon Bolden
5James White
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Shane Vereen
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Brian Tyms
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Aaron Dobson
3Josh Boyce
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3Tim Wright
4Steve Maneri
K1Stephen Gostkowski