The New England Patriots re-signed running back LeGarrette Blount to a one-year deal worth $2 million dollars, according to reports.
Blount played in 12 games for the Patriots last season before injuring his hip. Blount rushed the ball 165 times for 703 yards and 6 touchdowns, along with 6 receptions for 43 yards and 1 touchdown. Blount is also a Colts killer, both regular season and postseason, so it’s most certainly good to have the big back, back.
Blount has played in 33 games for the Patriots since 2013, and rushed the ball 378 times for 1,756 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns. He’s rushed 76 times for 361 yards and 7 touchdowns in the five total postseason games with the Patriots.
Blount is a big back and the only back on the Patriots current roster that is a pure running back instead of a pass-catching back. He can certainly catch passes, but it’s not his main thing with the Patriots. Dion Lewis and James White handle that role and do it well. Blount handles short yardage situations and goal line situations and is the workhorse, but he has explosiveness that when he finds a hole he can be gone in a blink of an eye. He has made a lot of big plays going for 50 yards or more for touchdowns in his career. He’s nice to have for the Patriots and Tom Brady and they certainly missed him last season.