LeGarrette Blount | RB | New England Patriots
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.
Posted: 12/17/2013 5:57pm et
New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount has been more decisive in his running and kept his shoulders lower lately, whereas he used to run more upright and attempted to dance by defenders. Head coach Bill Belichick recently recommended the different style of running, and Blount has broken off big chunks of yardage since then.
Huddle Up: Blount has led the Pats in rushing in each of the last 3 games but that's still only amounted to 133 yards and 1 TD over that span. If you could count on him for more carries, though, it could be a different story.
Posted: 12/2/2013 2:31pm et
New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen received the most snaps among the running backs Week 13 with 41 snaps and was used in several different formations. RB LeGarrette Blount played 20 snaps during the game while Brandon Bolden was on the field for nine offensive snaps.
Huddle Up: Outside Vereen, the Patriots backfield is a disaster waiting to happen in your fantasy lineups.
Posted: 8/18/2013 2:10pm et
New England Patriots FB James Develin received some carries in third-and-short situations during the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 16, and his ability in short-yardage situations could make RB LeGarrette Blount expendable. Head coach Bill Belichick said Develin has performed well during training camp.
Huddle Up: There's a definite youth movement afoot on the Pats' offense, and it would be no surprise if Blount is a roster casualty particularly being a veteran far down on the depth chart.
Posted: 5/5/2013 2:55pm et
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he believes the team got good value when they acquired RB LeGarrette Blount. 'With LeGarrette, he's been a productive player. He didn't play as much last year with the emergence of [Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin] down there, so I can certainly understand that Tampa was in. We felt like he was a talented guy that we wanted to have on our team,' Belichick said.
Huddle Up: While Belichick and the Pats are pleased with Blount's addition, it only spells further headaches for fantasy GMs trying to get a read on the Pats' backfield situation. In addition to Blount and fellow newcomer Leon Washington, holdovers Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden will also be in the mix, making for another fantasy mess.
Posted: 4/23/2013 12:33am et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still looking to trade RB LeGarrette Blount. Several teams have shown interest in Blount and a trade could occur during the 2013 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Blount could likely be had for a late-round pick, as the Bucs are set at running back with Doug Martin and Brian Leonard. He'll need to land in the right situation to regain his fantasy value.
Posted: 3/9/2013 2:22pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to trade RB LeGarrette Blount this offseason even though he signed a one-year deal. The Buccaneers could receive a mid-round pick in a trade for Blount.
Huddle Up: Easier to trade a guy with a bargain contract, and it's clear that Doug Martin is the go-to guy in Tampa Bay. Blount could wind up as a between-the-tackles member of a committee, but his fantasy value at this juncture is negligible.
Posted: 3/9/2013 11:03am et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed RB LeGarrette Blount to a one-year deal worth $1.75 million. The deal includes a $1.25 million base salary, $350,000 reporting bonus and $150,000 workout bonus.
Huddle Up: Blount is a backup/complement to Doug Martin, who at worst case might take some goal line carries off the Muscle Hamster's plate. No reason to worry about Martin's fantasy value taking a significant hit.