Former Pats RB, Blount, Signs With Eagles
Just over a week after the New England Patriots placed a rarely used free agent tender on power running back LeGarrette Blount, the two-time Super Bowl champion has found a new home.
Reports circulated, Wednesday, that Blount has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles on a new, one-year deal.
Philly is set to pay Blount a base contract of $1.25 million in the deal, which has incentives that could kick the total value of the contract up to $2.8 million.
Though Blount had been rather vocal about his desire to return to the Pats for the 2017 season, the two sides never seemed to be close on and offer that would suit each party.
After the Pats added former Buffalo Bills power back Mike Gillislee, earlier this offseason, it appeared extremely less likely that Blount would still be in the Pats' plans.
Blount enjoyed two successful stints in New England, with a not-so-good half season in Pittsburgh sprinkled in between.
Aside from being a part of two Super Bowl championship teams, Blount posted a a career year in 2016. The bruising back rushed 299 times for 1,161 yards and a franchise single-season record and league-high 18 scores, in 16 games.