Report: Pats Have Offered RB Blount A New Deal
Although they welcomed veteran, free agent running back Adrian Peterson into town for a workout this past week, it appears the New England Patriots would like to bring LeGarrette Blount back to fill their vacant power back role.
Blount, who put together a productive season last year with 1,161 rushing yards and a career-high 18 rushing scores that not only led the league but also set a franchise single season record, apparently is looking for deal that yields some big money.
A Pro Football Talk report does confirm that the Pats have a deal on the table for Blount, but the fact that it isn't signed, sealed and delivered means that it probably doesn't come close to what the big back is looking for.
Of course, regardless of his solid 2016 campaign, Blount can't really expect to get a mega-deal from New England.
The Pats have historically shied from giving significant money or long term deals to running backs and have often let top performers from years past leave via the open market.
The team can't really be blamed for that either, as they have continually found ways to get cheaper, lesser-known talents to come in and succeed in different roles out of the backfield.
The fact that Blount is still looking for a team means that the Pats are probably one of few teams even looking at him and that no team has met his asking price yet. So, if all things are the same, it'd be shocking to see the powerful running back go anywhere else, knowing that the Pats are a perennial favorite to win every year.