LeGarrette Blount likes New England, and it appears New England likes LeGarrette Blount too.
Today the Patriots and the big running back out of Oregon agreed to a one-year deal, and he'll return for his fourth season in Foxboro. Blount, 29, is entering his seventh season after being signed by the Tennessee Titans as a rookie free agent. Tennessee cut Blount and he was quickly scooped up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In three seasons with the Bucs, Blount carried the ball 426 times for 1,939 yards and 13 touchdowns. After Doug Martin took over in 2012, Blount was traded to the Patriots during the 2013 NFL Draft, and as the season wore on, Blount eventually won the starting role and ran for 772 yards and seven touchdowns. Blount averaged five yards per carry and looked like a player New England would re-sign, but Blount signed with the Steelers after the 2013 season.
Once again, Blount lost any chance at getting significant carries because another young, talented back (LeVeon Bell) exploded and took the full time roll. Blount had enough and did something very unprofessional when he walked off the sideline and went to the locker room. Pittsburgh cut him the next day, he cleared waivers, and once again Bill Belichick and the Patriots welcomed him with open arms.
In 33 career games as a Patriots, Blount has run the ball 378 times for 1,756 yards and 16 touchdowns in the regular season, and in five career playoff games, all with New England, he's carried the ball 76 times for 361 yards and seven touchdowns.
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