Former Patriot Blount Finds New Team
After two Super Bowl wins and thousands of rushing yards, LeGarrette Blount has signed a contract to play for a new team in 2017.
According the Philadelphia Eagles twitter page, the NFC East side has signed the running back to a one-year $2.8 million contract. He joins Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles in the Eagles’ backfield for the 2017 season.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 17, 2017
During the four years he played with New England, Blount rushed for a total of 2,917 rushing yards, 34 rushing touchdowns, and 137 receptions. He also had a career high 18 TDs on the ground last season with New England as a 30-year old running back.
The Patriots gave Blount an unrestricted free agent tender and can potentially receive a draft pick as compensation from Philadelphia as a result. The tender was the first time a team used it since Seattle offered one to Frank Beede in 2000.