LeGarrette Blount RB NE 2 weeks ago

Blount has signed a one-year deal to remain with the Patriots, NFL.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 29-year-old Blount, who landed on IR last December after suffering a chipped bone in his hip, is said to be back to 100 percent, so the 6-foot, 250-pounder will now look to reprise his role as the Patriots' top power back. While the terms of his deal with the team have not been made public, given that Blount lasted this long in free agency suggests that a team-friendly deal is in play here. When he was on the field in 2015, Blount logged 165 carries for 703 yards and six TDs over a 12 game span. His experience and level of success in the New England offense makes this a low-risk reunion, though the likes of Dion Lewis, James White, Donald Brown and Brandon Bolden remain in the mix for touches in the team's backfield. Moreover, it wouldn't surprise us to see the team land another running back option at or after the NFL draft later this month.

LeGarrette Blount RB NE 2 months ago

Blount, who landed on IR this past season after suffering a chipped bone in his hip, is said to be back to 100 percent, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The report notes that Blount -- who did not require offseason surgery -- is slated to be good to go for OTAs, though at this time he remains unsigned. Given that the Patriots have yet to add running back depth in free agency, it's possible that he could return to New England in his role as a "big back" for the team, but for such a reunion to occur, Blount may have to settle for modest contract terms.

LeGarrette Blount RB NE 2 months ago

Blount (hip) and the Patriots have reportedly displayed mutual interest in a new contract for the running back, who is eligible to become a free agent on March 9, the Boston Herald reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Per the report, negotiations on that front "are still in the infant stages," but it appears as though Blount could re-up with the Patriots if the price is right. Meanwhile, the hip injury that landed Blount on IR in December didn't require surgery, which suggests that the 29-year-old has a good chance to be healed up by the time his 2016 team takes the field again. In 12 games with New England this past season, Blount carried 165 times for 703 yards, with six TDs, while adding six catches for 43 yards and a receiving score. In advance of free agency, fellow running backs Dion Lewis, Brandon Bolden, James White, Joey Iosefa and Tyler Gaffney are under contract with the Patriots for 2016, but bringing back Blount, who has enjoyed success with the team in his role as a "big back," would provide the New England backfield with valuable stability and experience.

LeGarrette Blount RB NE 3 months ago

Blount didn't need surgery on the hip injury that ended his 2015 campaign, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Patriots' backfield endured hits during the season, as Dion Lewis (knee) preceded Blount's placement on injured reserve on Dec. 16. Despite missing the final three games of the regular season, Blount was far and away the team's leading rusher, totaling 165 carries for 703 yards (4.3 YPC) and six touchdowns. The Patriots must make a call on the unrestricted free agent in the coming months, but if he sticks around, he'll likely serve as the No. 1 back until Lewis has recovered from his torn ACL, barring other additions to the roster.

LeGarrette Blount RB NE 4 months ago

Blount (hip) has been placed on IR by the Patriots, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Blount on IR, Brandon Bolden is poised to head the Patriots' backfield Sunday against the Titans, with James White on hand to handle pass-catching/change of pace work out of the team's Week 15 backfield. Meanhwhile, Montee Ball has been added to the team's practice squad and further RB depth could be added by the Patriots in the coming days.

LeGarrette Blount RB NE 4 months ago

Blount has been ruled out for the season due to a hip injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is yet another blow to a Patriots offense that has already endured the loss of Dion Lewis (knee), while also working without Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, and Julian Edelman (foot) at times this season. In Blount's stead, head coach Bill Belicheck will turn to a combination of James White and Brandon Bolden, though the Pats will likely activate one the practice squad backs (Montee Ball, Trey Williams, of Joey Iosefa) in order to bolster their depth.

LeGarrette Blount RB NE 4 months ago

Blount (hip) was spotted walking with crutches Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Blount was able to walk off the field after injuring his hip in Sunday's victory over the Texans, but he did not return to the contest, and still needs assistance moving around a couple days later, so his status for the Week 14 is uncertain. It's too early to tell if Blount will be able to play Sunday, but if he is unable to go, that would mean more snaps for Brandon Bolden and James White.

LeGarrette Blount RB NE 5 months ago

Blount (hip) will not return to Sunday's game against the Texans.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Blount left in the second quarter, finishing with 10 carries for 53 yards. Brandon Bolden is now serving as the power back, and James White could also get some extra touches. If Blount misses time beyond Sunday, both of his teammates will likely get more snaps, though the Patriots might also sign a third player to add to the mix.

LeGarrette Blount RB NE 5 months ago

Blount left Sunday's game against the Texans with a hip injury and is questionable to return.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Blount was heavily featured in the early gameplan, picking up 53 yards on 10 carries before exiting in the second quarter. If he can't return for the second half, Brandon Bolden will assume the power-back role, with James White potentially also getting some extra snaps.

LeGarrette Blount RB NE 5 months ago

Blount had 13 carries for 54 yards in Sunday's 35-28 loss to the Eagles.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Blount had a nice first half, rushing for over 40 yards, but was barely used in the second half, as the Patriots fell behind by multiple scores. While he's not ripping off many big runs (he has just four plays of 20+ yards), he generally receives a lot of work and the potential for a touchdown makes him an appealing option in most formats. Next week, he'll face a surging Texans' defense.