LeGarrette Blount | RB | New England Patriots
Posted: 12/10/2014 2:40pm et
New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount will have his marijuana possession charge in Pittsburgh dropped if he serves 50 hours of community service by February. Blount could still receive a punishment from the NFL once his case is resolved, according to his attorney.
Huddle Up: It appears as if the RB will be able to finish out the season without any kind of suspension or the like, but who really knows when it comes to league discipline these days? Just something to keep in the back of your mind if you're counting on Blount down the stretch.
Posted: 11/23/2014 8:08pm et
New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount carried 12 times for a team-high 78 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 12 game against the Detroit Lions after re-signing with the team this week.
Huddle Up: Jonas Gray didn't play a snap after arriving late for practice earlier in the week. Blount played mainly late in the game when the Patriots were nursing a lead but still performed well. He should be targeted on the waiver this week.
Posted: 11/21/2014 11:12am et
New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount was not signed by the team to replace RB Jonas Gray as the between-the-tackles runner. Blount's presence gives the team another tough inside runner in the potentially poor-weather weeks ahead.
Huddle Up: Blount was also a standout kick returner during last season's playoffs, so he provides multiple ways in which he can help the Patriots. Those who just threw all their remaining FAAB at Gray, however, can sleep a little more soundly with word that Blount won't be swiping Gray's role. Because when has Bill Belichick ever not disclosed the full truth to fantasy owners?
Posted: 11/20/2014 10:07am et
The New England Patriots signed free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) to a two-year deal for the veteran's minimum plus incentives Thursday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: The Patriots get back their former free agent just in time for the playoffs. His arrival could negatively impact new fantasy stud Jonas Gray, however.
Posted: 11/19/2014 11:46pm et
Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) went unclaimed on waivers Wednesday, Nov. 19, and is now an unrestricted free agent available to sign with any club.
Huddle Up: Blount will probably land with a team in the near future but the fact that no organization was willing to use a waiver claim on him says something. For now, Blount has no fantasy value.
Posted: 11/18/2014 6:38pm et
Free-agent RBs Ben Tate (Browns) and LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) aren't expected to draw interest from the Denver Broncos. It is late into the season and is tough for a new running back to learn a Peyton Manning-led system.
Huddle Up: It's C.J. Anderson's gig for now, and Ronnie Hillman (foot) and Montee Ball (groin) are expected back in a few weeks.
Posted: 11/18/2014 3:24pm et
The Pittsburgh Steelers released RB LeGarrette Blount on Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Blount didn't receive a single carry Monday night for the first game this season while Le'Veon Bell was tearing up the Titans with 33 rushes for 204 yards, and he reportedly left the field in disgust before the game was over. The Steelers, however, displayed their disgust by making the move Tuesday and likely are now in the market for another back as rookie Dri Archer is currently the only RB listed behind Bell on the depth chart.
Posted: 6/13/2014 2:13pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount is being used in a variety of ways during practice. He has been lined up in the slot, flanked outside and has been in some two-back sets with RB Le'Veon Bell.
Huddle Up: Interesting development in Pittsburgh. We've already heard how Dri Archer is the second coming of Jamaal Charles, and now Blount is being moved all over the field. Add Bell to the mix and the Steelers have an abundance of talent in the backfield--and a finite number of touches to spread amongst the three.
Posted: 6/1/2014 11:39pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount is expected to receive six to eight carries per game behind RB Le'Veon Bell.
Huddle Up: It appears Blount's main fantasy value will be as a handcuff to Bell, who did miss 3 games as a rookie last season.
Posted: 3/29/2014 3:46pm et
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed RB LeGarrette Blount to a two-year, $3.85 million deal, which includes a $950,000 signing bonus.
Huddle Up: This isn't ideal for either Blount's fantasy prospects or those of incumbent Steeler back Le'Veon Bell, though it's indicative of the league's overall move towards two-headed backfields. While both are capable of putting up solid fantasy numbers, sharing the workload puts a cap on both of their values.
Posted: 3/23/2014 3:37pm et
Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) will meet with Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert Friday, March 28, at the league meetings. Initially, he was scheduled to meet with the team Sunday, March 23, and Monday, March 24.
Huddle Up: Blount, who opened eyes with his 166-yard, 4-TD divisional-round playoff outburst, would be a good fit as a No. 2 back in the Steel City, but there's obviously still some details to work out.
Posted: 2/10/2014 1:45pm et
The New England Patriots are not expected to make a long-term offer to impending free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount this offseason.
Huddle Up: Even if playoff hero Blount were to depart, the Patriots would still have Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen to handle backfield duties. It's extremely likely Blount gets a substantially larger offer in free agency than New England would be willing to cough up.
Posted: 1/29/2014 1:37pm et
The Miami Dolphins may pursue free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) this offseason.
Huddle Up: Adding Blount would be a double-shot for the Dolphins: stripping a division rival of a key player (though Stevan Ridley is a quality fallback plan for New England) while adding a power back to team with Lamar Miller. It's an intriguing possibility to keep an eye on when the NFL hits free agency.
Posted: 1/12/2014 3:00pm et
New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount received 26 offensive snaps during the Divisional Round playoff game while RB Shane Vereen received 24 snaps and Stevan Ridley received 23 snaps.
Huddle Up: Despite the snap-count equality, Blount -- with 8 rushing TDs over the Patriots' last 3 games -- is clearly the N.E. back you want in playoff fantasy matchups. Ridley had a pair of rushing scores Saturday night, while Vereen (5 rushes-17 yards; 2 catches-16 yards) had a disappointing playoff outing.