LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 2 Months

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette expects LeGarrette Blount to handle 6-8 carries per game behind Le'Veon Bell this season.

It'll be worth monitoring in camp whether Blount replaces Bell in goal-line situations, although Le'Veon is effective short-yardage runner and Blount has historically had mixed results. Blount will be a change-of-pace back in Pittsburgh, and solid handcuff for Bell drafters. Although Le'Veon is 6-foot-1, 230, he's not a true power back like Blount. Bell, in fact, plays more along the lines of a Matt Forte, with outstanding versatility and vision, and elusiveness at the second level.

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Steelers agreed to terms with RB LeGarrette Blount on a two-year contract.

Blount, 27, rushed 153 times for 772 yards (5.0 YPC) and seven touchdowns in New England last season, operating as the Patriots' lead back down the stretch. His departure is excellent news for Stevan Ridley's fantasy bounce-back chances in Foxboro. In Pittsburgh, Blount will serve as a battering-ram change-of-pace back behind Le'Veon Bell, but won't threaten Bell's workhorse status or firm place atop the depth chart. Blount will be no more than a 2014 fantasy handcuff. He doesn't play in the passing game and has a history of fumbling.

LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 4 Months

Free agent LeGarrette Blount will visit the Steelers on Friday.

Blount was originally scheduled to visit on Sunday, but the Steelers decided to push it back until after this week's league meetings. In addition to Pittsburgh, Blount has also drawn interest from the Ravens and Patriots.

LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 4 Months

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens are interested in LaGarrette Blount.

This move does not make much sense for Baltimore. They already have Ray Rice as the defacto lead back, and if Rice earns a suspension for his role in a February domestic dispute, the Ravens could use Bernard Pierce. Blount could add some insurance, however, and would provide a short-yardage hammer for the Ravens. Blount also has interest from the Steelers and the Patriots.

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Free agent LeGarrette Blount will visit the Steelers on Sunday night.

LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 5 Months

According to ESPN Boston, there's mutual interest between free agent LeGarrette Blount and the Patriots.

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The Boston Herald doesn't expect the Patriots to offer "much more" than $2 million over two years to free agent LeGarrette Blount.

This falls right in line with what we'd expect, as well. Blount is a pure early-down bruiser who offers nothing in the passing game. New England also has Stevan Ridley and Brandon Bolden as options should Blount decide to take his talents elsewhere. Blount wants to stay with the Patriots, but the money has to be right.

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The Miami Herald believes it "wouldn't be surprising" if the Dolphins pursued impending free agent LeGarrette Blount.

LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 6 Months

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports his "understanding" is the Patriots and free agent LeGarrette Blount want to hammer out a deal.

Blount said following Sunday's AFC title game loss that he wants to re-up with New England. 27 years old, Blount should generate free agent interest, but not to the point that he prices himself out of the Patriots' range. A two- or three-year pact with limited guaranteed money could make sense. Blount still lacks any hint of passing-game value, hurting his stock.

LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 6 Months

LeGarrette Blount was held to six yards on five carries as the Patriots lost to the Broncos in the AFC Championship game.

Blount played on the game's second snap, coming off the bench behind Shane Vereen. The Pats tried to get him going between the tackles intermittently in the first half, but Broncos NT Terrance Knighton was an unblockable beast, controlling the line of scrimmage. Blount had all of his six yards on five carries at halftime, and the Patriots were decidedly pass oriented in the second half after trailing 20-3. Unsigned for 2014, Blount recently turned 27. He clearly has better running ability than he showed in Tampa, but Blount's utter lack of versatility will limit his free-agency value. We suspect he'll garner a short-term deal with little guaranteed money if the Pats let Blount reach the open market.