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LeGarrette Blount | Running Back | #29

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 250
College: Oregon
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Eagles coach Doug Pederson said LeGarrette Blount will be "a big part of our offense."
"The guy's a beast of a runner," the coach added. Despite preseason struggles, reported "weight issues," and rumblings about his roster spot, it looks like the coach plans to enter the season with Blount as his starter and short-yardage back. Perhaps that changes if Wendell Smallwood shows well coming off an injury this week, but Blount remains the best fantasy bet for now. Aug 22 - 12:26 PM

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According to NJ.com's Matt Lombardo, LeGarrette Blount has dealt with "weight issues" at Eagles camp, and has "disappointed" in practice.

Both Lombardo and NFL insider Adam Caplan have suggested Blount might not make the Eagles. Signed to a mere one-year, $1.25 million deal with next to no guarantees, Blount has reportedly been outplayed by Wendell Smallwood, and looked lost running out of the shotgun in Philly's second preseason game.
Aug 21 - 5:18 PM

According to Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media, "it wouldn't be surprising" if LeGarrette Blount is among the Eagles' cuts.

Lombardo also wonders if Wendell Smallwood's job is in jeopardy, hypothesizing that Smallwood may need to beat out UDFA Corey Clement. Blount has started both preseason games but has rushed for just 17 yards on nine carries. It's an admittedly small sample, though Blount hasn't shown much in camp and seems to be showing signs of fatigue after logging a career-high 299 carries last season. He's also not a great fit in Doug Pederson's offense, where backs are expected to play in the passing game. Blount may still have some value as a goal-line vulture if the Eagles keep him, but his fantasy arrow is pointing in the wrong direction.
Aug 20 - 9:37 AM

LeGarrette Blount rushed five times for eight yards in the Eagles' second preseason game Thursday night.

He also lost a fumble on one of his two catches. Blount's tenure with the Eagles has gotten off to a rough start. He's missed a number of practices for different reasons and hasn't performed when on the field. Through two preseason games, Blount has rushed nine times for 17 yards (1.89 YPC) with the lost fumble. He also hasn't stood out in practices. While Blount may seem like a value pick in mid-to-late rounds of drafts, it's critical to remember he's no longer in New England's offense, which is the only place he's had success. He's also in a timeshare.
Aug 18 - 10:09 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that LeGarrette Blount "hasn't exactly stood out" in Eagles camp.

Reporter Jeff McLane makes the smart observation that Blount's power game will never be particularly eye-catching in a practice setting, but couldn't help but notice the degree to which he hasn't stood out. For their part, the Eagles weren't alarmed enough to keep Ryan Mathews around. Blount is an RB2 as the Eagles' short-yardage back, but already a hit-or-miss player, he's going to be even more inconsistent outside of the Patriots' elite offense.
Aug 15 - 6:53 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed four times for nine yards in the Eagles' preseason opener.

It was a relatively quiet debut for Blount, although he was not given a ton of room. He did get loose for a nine-yard gain. The early-down back of choice in Philly, Blount is a back-end RB2 with touchdown upside.
Aug 10 - 9:24 PM

LeGarrette Blount's contract contains a $50,000 bonus if he weighs between 240-245 pounds when he reports to training camp.

We weren't aware of Blount having any weight clauses with the Patriots, but it's certainly not uncommon. Blount was listed at 250 by New England, so Philly wants him a bit lighter entering his age-31 campaign. Blount has big touchdown potential with the Eagles, but he's more of a back-end RB2.
Jun 28 - 9:18 AM

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.
Source: PhillyVoice
Jun 12 - 5:49 PM

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Wentz
2Nick Foles
3Matt McGloin
4Dane Evans
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2Darren Sproles
3Donnel Pumphrey
4Wendell Smallwood
5Corey Clement
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2Donnel Pumphrey
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Mack Hollins
3Bryce Treggs
4Greg Ward Jr.
5Byron Marshall
WR21Torrey Smith
2Nelson Agholor
3Marcus Johnson
4Paul Turner
5Shelton Gibson
WR31Nelson Agholor
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
4Anthony Denham
5Adam Zaruba
LT1Jason Peters
2Dillon Gordon
3Victor Salako
LG1Isaac Seumalo
2Chance Warmack
3Aaron Neary
C1Jason Kelce
2Stefen Wisniewski
3Josh Andrews
4Tyler Orlosky
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Dallas Thomas
3Darrell Greene
RT1Lane Johnson
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
3Taylor Hart
K1Caleb Sturgis