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LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

Date of Birth:  12/05/1986
Age:  35
Height  6'0
Weight:   250
College:  Oregon
Drafted:  2010 | Undrafted
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LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB


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LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount has officially retired from the NFL.

The three-time Super Bowl champion made the announcement on Instagram, thanking the organizations he's been with including the Patriots and Eagles where he won his three titles; it can be read in the link below. Blount's life and career could have gone in another direction when he sucker punched a Boise State player after a game in 2009, but then Oregon head coach Chip Kelly gave him a second chance after a suspension, and the bruising back took advantage of it and went on to have a very good NFL career. Blount's career ends with 1,495 carries for 6,309 rushing yards and 56 rushing touchdowns along with 64 receptions for 454 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. He also added 140 carries for 600 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns in 11 playoff games en route to his three championships.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount can't get much going in Week 17.

Blount carried 11 times for 15 yards against the Packers. Performances like this happened a few times for Blount this season, as he simply couldn't get much going on some games. On the season, the veteran running back had 154 carries for 418 yards and five touchdowns along with ten receptions for 67 yards. Blount is 32, but teams should be interested in signing him this offseason. We don't anticipate he'll return to Detroit, where his highlight was a strong two-touchdown performance against the Bears on Thanksgiving.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount handles 13 touches in loss to Minnesota.

Blount rushed 11 times for 29 yards, and also lost five yards on two receptions. The veteran is averaging just 2.8 yards per carry heading into the season finale, so he can stay on the waiver wire as Detroit looks to finish 6-10 in Matt Patricia's first year at the helm.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount (calf) is officially active for Week 16.

Blount was added to the injury report during the week, but he’s ready to go for the Lions as they face the Vikings. The veteran running back isn’t a highly-recommended option with Zach Zenner getting double-digit touches the last couple of weeks.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount (calf) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Blount popped up on the injury report with this calf injury during the week, but we expect he'll be OK for Sunday against the Vikings. Ideally, you won't have to trust Blount in your fantasy championship matchup lineup, but his status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount rushed seven times for nine yards in Sunday's loss to the Bils.

Blount struggled to get going as he trailed Zach Zenner (ten carries for 45 yards and a touchdown) and Theo Riddick (eight carries for 47) in the backfield, so it looks like the veteran can stay on the waiver wire down the stretch. Detroit hosts Minnesota in Week 16.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount handles 14 touches in Week 14 win.

Blount rush 12 times for 33 yards, also adding two receptions for 18 yards and a lost fumble. The fumble opened the door for Zach Zenner (12 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown) to get more opportunities, and if Kerryon Johnson (knee) misses another game next week, it wouldn't be surprising to see Blount have his role scaled back a bit. The Lions head to Buffalo in Week 15.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount handles 16 touches in loss to the Rams.

Blount rushed 16 times for 61 yards and failed to catch his only target. The bruising veteran led the backfield for the second straight week with Kerryon Johnson (knee) out, but Los Angeles was able to contain him. Hopefully Blount can get cleared for Week 14, but if not, Blount will be worth considering as a touchdown-dependent FLEX option against Arizona.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount scores twice in Lions' loss.

With Kerryon Johnson (knee) out, the Lions fed Blount against a tough Bears defense. He had 19 carries for 88 yards and two touchdowns along with one reception for 15 yards. As usual when given enough opportunities, the veteran running back seemed to wear down the defense and hit them with some chunk gains, including a 27-yarder. Both scores came by the goal line, as Blount powered through defenders and into the end zone. If Johnson remains out next week against the Rams, Blount would be at least in the FLEX conversation after the offense committed to giving him the ball despite a difficult matchup.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount gets seven carries in Week 11.

Blount gained just one yard on his seven attempts. He's being clearly outperformed by rookie Kerryon Johnson (15 carries, 87 yards, touchdown), but Johnson had to leave the game with a knee injury. Blount would enter the FLEX conversation if Johnson misses time, but he's averaging less than a yard per carry the last four weeks.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount handles six carries in Sunday's loss to the Bears.

Blount rushed for just four yards in a 34-22 defeat. The veteran back has been held to a combined 15 rushing yards on 14 attempts over the past three weeks, as Kerryon Johnson is clearly the featured back for the Lions, and that should remain the case the rest of the way. Blount is nothing more than a touchdown-dependent FLEX in very deep leagues for Week 11 against Carolina.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount gets six touches in Week 9.

Blount carried five times for eight yards and added two reception for two yards against the Vikings. Through eight games, the veteran running back is on pace for 130 carries, 356 rushing yards, six rushing touchdowns, ten receptions, and 78 receiving yards. He'll typically need a touchdown to deliver startable fantasy value in the second half of the season.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount gets four touches against the Seahawks.

Blount carried three times for three yards and added one reception (on one target) for 23 yards in the Week 8 loss. The Lions went away from the ground game, but the veteran running back appears clearly behind rookie Kerryon Johnson at the moment. Blount is difficult to trust in fantasy lineups as more than a touchdown-dependent FLEX option.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount scores in Lions' win.

Blount carried ten times for 50 yards and a touchdown against the Dolphins, with the score coming at the goal line. This makes it two straight games with a touchdown for the veteran running back, who continues to be the preferred option at the goal line despite the emergence of rookie Kerryon Johnson (19 carries, 158 yards). Blount probably needs a touchdown to deliver fantasy value against Seattle next week.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount scores twice against the Packers.

Blount converted a couple of early goal line carries to help the Lions get an early lead on their division rival, and overall he carried 12 times for 22 yards and two touchdowns. The veteran running back continues to split work with rookie Kerryon Johnson, who is running the ball better overall. Blount is a touchdown-dependent FLEX option in fantasy lineups.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount gets seven carries in Week 4.

Blount gained 12 yards on his seven carries, and Kerryon Johnson (nine carries, 55 yards, touchdown) continues to play extremely well among the Lions running backs. Through four games the veteran is on pace for 140 carries, 380 rushing yards, 12 receptions, and 56 receiving yards. Blount is difficult to trust in fantasy lineups.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount gets 18 touches against the Patriots.

Blount carried 16 times for 48 yards and added two receptions for 17 yards in a win against his former teams, but it was Kerryon Johnson that really flashed, breaking Detroit's 100-yard rusher drought that had gone on since Thanksgiving 2013. Blount helps take pressure off the rookie Johnson, though, and each of them received 16 carries in the win. But Johnson might soon become the clear leader in the backfield, so Blount is a risky fantasy option for Week 4 against the Cowboys.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount was ejected in Week 2.

Matthew Stafford was just hit on the sideline, and Blount stepped a foot onto the field and shoved the Niners player that hit Stafford. This was just a case of defending a quarterback and is unlikely to earn him any further discipline from the league or the team. Before leaving, Blount split time with Kerryon Johnson, carrying eight times for 38 yards while adding one reception for -3 yards. He's a risky FLEX option against the Patriots next week.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) is active for Week 2.

Blount was listed as questionable, but he was fully expected to play versus the 49ers. In a running back committee, Blount is difficult to trust in Week 2 fantasy lineups.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount gets four carries in Week 1.

Blount started the game for the Lions, but he didn't get many opportunities on a night the team was forced to pass a lot while behind. The veteran running back had -3 yards on his four rushing attempts. He'll look to bounce back next week, but it'll be difficult to trust him in fantasy lineups against the Niners.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount leaves game with apparent leg injury.

Blount just appeared to have both knees bent awkwardly on a third-quarter carry against the Jets, and he was down on the field. Thankfully, he got up and walked to the sideline on his own, but he did go back to the locker room. Hopefully he's OK and can return to the game soon.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

The Lions could feature a different running back every week in 2018, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Detroit's new head coach Matt Patricia is a proponent of the running-back-by-committee approach because it can create a matchup advantage and put their "players in a position to make plays." The Lions have already signed LeGarrette Blount in free agency with Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick still on the roster—and things could get even more crowded with many expecting the team to target a running back in the draft. Detroit had Auburn's Kerryon Johnson in for a visit yesterday, so they clearly aren't averse to spending a first- or second-round pick on the position. Basically, fantasy owners should target backfield options that play for the Lions at their own risk this year.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount is signing with the Lions, according to Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport says it's a one-year deal worth $4.5 million for Blount, who is reunited with Lions head coach Matt Patricia, who was the defensive coordinator during Blount's time in New England. Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick are both still in Detroit's backfield, but Blount is probably going to be inserted right into the starting lineup and could get a heavy workload for the Lions. The offensive line of the Lions must block well for Blount the running backs to have success, which hasn't happened over the last several years. The defensive-minded Patricia would probably love a strong run game powered by Blount, though.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount says "we'll see" if he returns to the Eagles in 2018.

Blount signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia last offseason and will now have the opportunity to test the free agent market again. The three-time Super Bowl champion was on 'NFL Total Access' and said how much he likes playing for the Eagles, and it sounds like he might prefer to return to the team. However, the Eagles have a very talented backfield including Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement, and it's possible other teams will offer a lot more money than them. Blount won't be getting franchise tagged, so he'll hit the open market on March 14 if he doesn't agree to a deal with the Eagles before then. If Blount does leave, the fantasy value of Ajayi would get an obvious boost.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount wins Super Bowl for second straight season.

Blount led the Eagles backfield as a runner in the Super Bowl LII against his former team, carrying 14 times for 90 yards and a touchdown. As the numbers indicate, the big back ran extremely well versus the Patriots , and he picked up positive yardage as a downhill one-cut runner that received great blocking from the offensive line. This now makes three touchdowns in the last four seasons for Blount, who likely wants to return to the Eagles in 2018 and would be a FLEX option in what should remain a RBBC.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount scores in Eagles' playoff win.

Blount carried six times for 21 yards and one touchdown versus the Vikings, with his score coming on a goal-line carry that he pounded into the end zone after breaking a tackle. The big bruising back will now face the team he won a Super Bowl with last season when the Eagles take on the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. It's pretty cool to play in the Super Bowl in two straight seasons with two different teams.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount scores in playoff win.

Blount rushed nine times for 19 yards and a touchdown in the 15-10 victory over Atlanta. Jay Ajayi operated as the lead guy for Philly, but Blount still had a nice role, including a one-yard score in the second quarter. He should handle most of the short-yardage work in the NFC Championship Game against either New Orleans or Minnesota.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount plays in Week 17.

Jay Ajayi sat out the game, but Blount played and carried nine times for 37 yards while also adding one reception for 11 yards. This season, Blount had 173 carries for 766 yards and two touchdowns along with eight receptions for 50 yards. Blount's punishing running style should be useful in January for Philadelphia.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount handles six touches in Week 16 win.

Blount rushed five times for 12 yards and caught a six-yard pass in the 19-10 victory over Oakland. Jay Ajayi operated as the clear lead back on Monday night, and that will likely be something that continues in the postseason. It's unclear what kind of role Blount will have in a meaningless Week 17, so fantasy owners would be wise to look elsewhere.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount gets seven carries against the Giants.

Blount again worked behind Jay Ajayi in Philadelphia's backfield, gaining 21 yards on his seven attempts. Though there's still scoring upside in one of the league's best offenses, Blount is difficult to trust in fantasy lineups.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount gets nine touches in Eagles' win.

Blount had seven carries for 12 yards and two receptions for 11 yards in the Week 14 victory against the Rams, but Jay Ajayi (15 carries for 78 yards) worked as the lead runner for the Eagles. Philadelphia should commit to the run game more after the injury to Carson Wentz, but it's unclear how many carries Blount could get in a given week while in this stacked backfield. Consider him a risky FLEX, with upside, for Week 15 against the Giants.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount can't get going in loss to the Seahawks.

Blount rushed eight times for 26 yards, as Jay Ajayi out-carried (nine) and out-gained (35) him. Seattle has one of the league's best run defenses, but Philly's offensive line can open holes with the best of them, so the Eagles probably should have ran it more with their talented group of backs. The Rams aren't an imposing matchup in Week 14, but Blount is just a risky FLEX option for next Sunday and the entirety of the fantasy playoffs.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount gets 15 carries against the Bears.

Blount gained 97 yards on his 15 attempts, including a long of 35 yards. He did lose a fumble late in the game, but Blount ran extremely well and led the Eagles backfield (Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement had only five carries each compared to Blount's 15). Next week against Seattle is a difficult matchup, so you're probably hoping for a score if you insert Blount into your fantasy lineup for Week 13.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount gets 13 carries against the Cowboys.

Blount gained 57 yards on his 13 attempts, as he continues to run hard and break tackles like he has all season. While not getting all the goal line carries puts an obvious dent in Blount's fantasy value, he's still a weekly FLEX option in the high-scoring offense of the Eagles.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount gets nine carries in Week 9.

Blount gained 37 yards on his nine attempts versus the Broncos. It's difficult to be 100% sure, but it appeared he might've missed a couple of holes in the game. With the addition of Jay Ajayi (eight carries for 77 yards and a touchdown) and the emergence of undrafted rookie Corey Clement (three touchdowns), it's possible Blount's role moving forward won't be big enough to be a fantasy factor in 2017.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount scores in Week 8 win.

Blount rushed 16 times for 48 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. He also caught a four-yard pass. Through eight games, Blount is averaging an impressive 4.7 yards per carry, and he's on pace for 200 carries for 934 yards. However, he has just two rushing scores on the season, so hopefully he can find the end zone more in the second half. It might not start with Denver coming to town next Sunday, so we'd look elsewhere in fantasy lineups for Week 9.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount gets 14 carries in Week 7.

Blount could only pick up 29 yards on his 14 attempts, and that included a long of 21 yards. The Redskins did good job on Blount throughout the game, and he'll look to find more room to run against the 49ers in Week 8.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount gets 14 carries in Week 6.

Blount gained 67 yards, including a long of 18 yards, in the Eagles' win against the Panthers. He picked up chunk yardage on a number of his carries as he continues to show quick feet and good downhill ability. Maybe he should've received more carries given his success with the carries he received, but hopefully he'll get more in Week 7 against Washington.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount rushed 14 times for 74 yards in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Blount's long run went for 37 yards, and he played well against a tough defense, with other running backs combining for 12 carries behind him. The Eagles travel to take on the Panthers this Thursday night, which is a difficult matchup for Blount. He's probably a touchdown-dependent FLEX for Week 6.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount runs wild in Eagles' win over the Chargers.

Blount carried 16 times for 136 yards in the victory, including a long of 68 yards, and he also added a 20-yard reception on his only target of the game. Again, Blount showed great downhill ability along with the quickness to also make people miss. Despite not being used in Week 2 for whatever reason, Blount is on pace for 168 yards, 996 yards, four rushing touchdowns, 12 receptions, 84 yards, and four receiving touchdowns. If (and it might be a big if) the Eagles commit to the run like they have—even with using multiple backs like they did against the Chargers—Blount will be a very good fantasy option. He's averaging 5.9 yards per carry.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount runs through defenders in Week 3.

After receiving zero carries last week, the Eagles decided to give Blount a good amount of work against the Giants. He had 12 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown, as he ran very hard and broke a ton of tackles throughout the game. The touchdown came at the goal line, which is a role that will keep Blount in the FLEX conversation. Still, it's difficult to trust Doug Pederson committing to the run game, which makes Blount a risky option in Week 4 against the Chargers.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount did not get a carry in Week 2.

The 6'0" hammer didn't get an opportunity to do damage against the Chiefs, as the Eagles went to a pass-heavy gameplan and did not get Blount involved. Blount had one reception for zero yards on his only touch of the game. Meanwhile, Darren Sproles carries ten times while Wendell Smallwood carried three times. The use of running backs can change week-to-week, but it's very difficult to trust Blount in your fantasy lineup right now.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount catches touchdown in Week 1 win against the Redskins.

The big back worked as the Eagles' clear lead runner in the game, carrying 14 times for 46 yards while adding a one-yard touchdown reception on a pass in the flat. Wendell Smallwood, who was thought to potentially be the lead back in Philadelphia, only had four carries for four yards in the game. Based off this game, it appears Blount should get a good amount of carries this season, though we'll have to see what happens in games the Eagles are behind on the scoreboard. Blount is a FLEX option in standard leagues next week versus the Chiefs.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount carries four times in the Eagles' third preseason game.

Blount had four carries for 19 yards against the Dolphins. The 30-year-old back looked fine, but the concerning thing is Wendell Smallwood—who made his preseason debut after being injured for much of the last few weeks—mixed in with the first-team offense. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Blount will be a "big part" of the offense, but Smallwood looks like he's going to have a sizable role in the backfield; add in Darren Sproles (who hasn't played this preseason as the Eagles rested him), and the Eagles have a running back by committee. The goal line might be where Blount cashes in on his fantasy value this season, but there's no guarantee Smallwood and/or Sproles don't cut into his touches there. Blount is a risky selection in the 5th/6th round, which is where he's going in some drafts.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson says expects LeGarrette Blount to be a big part of the offense.

There have been recent reports that Blount has been overweight and is in danger of being cut, but it sure doesn't sound like it. Pederson said of Blount: "I mean, the guy's a beast of a runner. I don't know what else to tell you. You know, 18 touchdowns, 15 in the red zone last year—that's the production. You saw yesterday the style of running that he can do... I'm excited he's here and he's going to be a big part of our offense." Pederson also indicated the team might not be putting some players like Blount in the best place to succeed in the preseason, because they are not really game-planning or anything. Despite reports over the last couple of days, there wasn't much doubt Blount would make the team, but this confirms it. He'll lead the Eagles' running back committee in 2017.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

Multiple negative reports come out about LeGarrette Blount's performance with the Eagles.

There have been quite a few reports of the Eagles' presumed starting running back, with two separate people (ESPN's Adam Caplan and NJ.com's Matt Lombardo) saying Blount has been overweight and unimpressive with the Eagles while suggesting he might not make the team. Other Eagles reporters/talking heads have also talked up second-year back Wendell Smallwood, despite Smallwood having not played in a preseason game this year and missing practice time. Don't be surprised if these reports are being put out by the Eagles so they face less backlash if they do end up cutting Blount. It's also possible this is all false, as Blount has been working exclusively with the first team—it wouldn't be wise for the Eagles to give someone a bunch of first-team reps if they aren't going to be on the team.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount gets involved in passing game in Week 2 of the preseason.

Blount had five carries for only eight yards, but added two receptions for 15 yards. The Eagles offensive line did not open many holes for Blount, so hopefully that doesn't continue to be an issue when the regular season arrives. Used primarily as a runner throughout his career, Blount looks like he'll be more involved in the passing game on check downs from Carson Wentz this season. Blount appears to be the clear early-down back for the Eagles.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount starts preseason game for the Eagles.

Blount had four carries for nine yards and struggled to find much room to run against Green Bay. Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood didn't play, so we'll have to see how the playing time shakes out with them in the mix. Smallwood is expected to challenge for some early-down work. Blount is fully expected to get most of the short yardage and goal line work, though.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount misses third straight practice.

He's out because of personal reasons, but it's not clear exactly what happened. Hopefully everything is OK with Blount, as he's been away for a few days now.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

According to Field Yates, LeGarrette Blount gets a $50K bonus for weighing between 240-245 pounds for training camp.

The Eagles want Blount to be below a certain weight, and he shouldn't have much of a problem being at that weight for camp. Blount is expected to get a lot of carries for Philadelphia, and he is certain to be the goal line back for the team. Despite talk of Blount catching more passes than usual for the Eagles, he's clearly a better option in standard leagues than PPR leagues.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

"Being more run heavy" is a "primary goal" of the Eagles this season, according to Tim McManus.

The Eagles notably added former Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount late in free agency, and they say they want to run the ball more this season. Running backs coach Duce Staley said that head coach Doug Pederson made it clear they want to run the ball to "impose our will." Staley also said Pederson promised "we're not bringing these guys in here just to sit them up on the shelf." Blount is looking like he could get a lot of carries for the Eagles, but it's no lock. Pederson also said last season how he wanted to run the ball and take pressure off his young quarterback, but that never really happened. At the very least, Blount should get the most opportunities for the Eagles at the goal line, though. He'll be a much better option in standard leagues than PPR.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

Eagles running back coach Duce Staley said LeGarrette Blount is "something we haven't had here in a long time."

Staley, of course, was a productive running back for the Eagles in the late 90s and early 2000s, and he could be talking about himself as the last time Philly had a power back like Blount. Duce said "he brings that power" is reference to Blount, and his remarks about the new back suggest he has big plans for him. According to Staley, Blount has been great on the field and for the other running backs in the room. With a strong offensive line and no real threat to him on early downs, Blount could be in for a strong first season with the Eagles. He should be a really good value pick if his ADP doesn't climb, which it probably will. 

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

The Eagles are signing LeGarrette Blount to a one-year deal.

After not drafting an early-down runner in the draft, Philly signs their probable starter in the middle of May. Blount, now 30, rushed for an NFL-high 18 touchdowns in 2016 with the Patriots, but will obviously get fewer scoring opportunites with the Eagles than he did with Tom Brady orchestrating the offense in New England. Still, his biggest competition for early-down work seems to be undrafted rookie Corey Clement, so Blount will probably be a low-end, touchdown-dependant RB2. 

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

Adam Schefter reports LeGarrette Blount's tender is worth up to $2.1 million.

This would be about double what Blount made last season with New England. By offering this tender to Blount, which prevents him from signing with another team if he doesn't sign by July 22, it makes it unlikely Blount is able to join a team that sustains an injury at the running back position, unless something happens in training before now and then. Blount could certainly be back with the Patriots next season.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

According to ProFootballTalk, the Patriots extened a May 9 tender to free agent running back LeGarrette Blount.

This is a very rare occurance. PFT lays out the details in the link below. It's a one-year tender worth $1.1 million. If Blount does not sign with a team by July 22, he can only sign a deal with New England for 2017. If Blount does sign with another team, it'll count towards possible compensatory picks for the Patriots. If Blount stays in New England, it's be in the most-crowded backfield in the NFL. This looks like another great move by the Patriots, who remain ahead of the curve.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

There is "mutual interest" between LeGarrette Blount and the Giants, according to Ian Rapoport.

The fact that Blount (who led the league with 18 rushing touchdowns in 2016) doesn't have a team goes to show how tough the running back market has become. New York would be a great fit for him, as the offense will move the ball with their receiving corps, leading to plenty of scoring opportunities. Blount's value would still take a hit from last season though, as he'd be more of a touchdown-dependent low-end RB2/FLEX.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

Mike Reiss thinks if LeGarrette Blount waits too long to re-sign with New England, "the door might soon be closed entirely."

Reiss indicated that New England typically doesn't wait around and will move on and act "decisively" in another direction. The draft is coming up and the Pats could decide to just draft a running back. We also would not rule out Adrian Peterson signing with New England, especially if he's willing to sign for a relatively small deal.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

Jeff Howe says LeGarrette Blount has "no plans" to sign the Patriots contract offer.

The Patriots reportedly have an offer on the table for Blount, but apparently it's not to his liking. New England isn't really the team to move off their position, and they signed Rex Burkhead and have shown interest in Adrian Peterson (it's also worth mentioning this is a very deep draft class at running back), so it may come down to whether or not Blount wants to take the Pats offer or not—and right now, it looks like he will not.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

There is "an offer on the table for Blount" from the Patriots, according to Mike Giardi.

Giardi says Blount would like to be back, but money matters. It looks like despite the addition of Rex Burkhead, the Patriots would like to bring in another more traditional power back. He might not be thrilled with the money in the offer, but if Blount isn't getting much interest elsewhere he'll probably be back in New England. Perhaps the Patriots will turn their attention back to Adrian Peterson if Blount doesn't re-sign with them.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

According to Chris Mannix, LeGarrette Blount said to reporters, "See, tell them I still got it. Give me some money" at the Celtics game last night.

Blount also hugged Patriots owner Robert Kraft at the game. Not getting an offer to his liking is probably the reason Blount hasn't signed with a team after leading the league in touchdowns last season. The Patriots almost certainly will not go above their set price for Blount, especially after the signing of Rex Burkhead. Blount might not end up getting the contract he wants, and it would be a surprise if he matched his 2016 fantasy production wherever he ends up.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount carries 11 times for 31 yards with a lost fumble in Super Bowl victory.

Blount has become an ultimate team player, as happy as anyone after the Pats won another Super Bowl, despite not being featured in the game. After leading the league in rushing touchdowns, Blount should be a good RB1 option in 2017 fantasy drafts.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount scores touchdown; Pats advance to Super Bowl.

Blount had 16 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown, along with one catch for eight yards. Now Blount will try to get his second ring with the Patriots in a couple of weeks.

LeGarrette Blount gets only eight carries for 31 yards against the Texans.

Blount didn't get much work in the game, but keep in mind that he missed a lot of practice time this week with an illness. He could just as easily get 20+ carries next weekend. Blount will remain a key part of the Pats' Super Bowl run.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount (illness) not listed on the Patriots' injury report for tomorrow night against the Texans.

He should be good to go after missing practice Wednesday and Thursday with an illness. Blount ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns versus Houston in their matchup earlier this season.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

Blount (illness) misses second straight day of practice.

It's two straight missed practices for Blount. We will update you on his status tomorrow.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount (illness) did not practice on Wednesday.

We wouldn't think this is a major issue for Blount's status this Saturday night. If he doesn't practice over the next couple of days, it could be an issue.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

Blount bullies his way to lead the league with 18 rushing touchdowns.

In Sunday's 35-14 win over the Dolphins, Blount rushed 14 times for 51 yards and one touchdown. He finishes the regular season with 1,161 yards on 299 carries (3.9 YPC) and led the NFL with 18 rushing touchdowns. The Patriots have a bye this week before facing either the Texans, Raiders, or Dolphins in the Divisional Round.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

Blount powers to two touchdowns in blowout victory.

He rushed 20 times fro 50 yards as the Patriots defeated the Jets 41-3. Blount now leads the league with 17 touchdowns. New England should be playing their starters in Week 17 to lock-up the #1 seed, so Blount remains on the RB1/RB2 borderline as the best bet for a touchdown in the league.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

Blount overshadowed by Dion Lewis in Patriots' win over the Broncos.

While Dion Lewis turned 18 carries into 95 yards on Sunday, Blount rushed 17 times for just 31 yards, but was able to find the end zone. Fortunately for fantasy owners, Blount's score came after Lewis reached across the goal line, but the refs didn't see it and Belichick didn't challenge it. Blount will be an RB1/RB2 against the Jets on Christmas Eve.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount scores league-leading 14th rushing touchdown against the Ravens.

Blount had 18 carries for 72 yards and one touchdown. He also added one catch for seven yards. The Pats gashed the Ravens run defense on multiple plays in one series in particular. Blount has not slowed down much since the return of Tom Brady, despite receiving less carries than in the first four games of the season. Blount is an RB1 next week against Denver's soft run defense.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

Blount powers to 43-yard touchdown in Pats' win.

He finished with 18 carries for 88 and the score. The Rams were completely overmatched in this game, so the 45 yards on Blount's other 17 carries was a bit of a disappointment. Still, fantasy owners can't complain about the performance. Blount could have his role scaled back against the stout Ravens front next week, making him more of a low-end RB2, but he still has a great chance of finding the end zone in this offense.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount rushed 11 times for 67 yards in Sunday's win over the Jets.

The Patriots chose to throw it 50 times against a stout front, and Dion Lewis (six carries) saw more touches in his second game of the season. Blount should see more carries next week against a Rams defense that was just shredded by Mark Ingram; he'll be at least a high-end RB2.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

Blount runs for over 100 yards against the Niners in Week 11.

Blount had 19 carries for 124 yards. Dion Lewis was active for the first time this season, and took five carries, but Blount will still get his most weeks. The Jets have one of the best run defenses in the NFL, but Blount should still be a decent RB1 against them next week.

LeGarrette Blount | Retired RB

LeGarrette Blount puts up big fantasy day against Seattle.

Blount had 21 carries for 69 yards and three touchdowns against the Seahawks. It's good for his owners to see the Patriots committed to the run game like they were. Blount has 12 rushing TDs this season, the most in the NFL. He's an obvious RB1, including this week against the 32nd ranked 49ers. After their Week 9 bye, the 49ers did improve the run defense this week against the Cardinals, but Blount should do fine.