LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 10 Days
Blount rushed three times for zero yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bills.
Meanwhile, Le'Veon Bell ran four times for 11 yards in the contest. While there's not a ton to be gleaned from Saturday's numbers, and coach Mike Tomlin indicates that both backs will get their share of work this season, Bell -- a skilled pass-catcher out of the backfield -- remains on track to head the Steelers' backfield, with the bruising Blount on hand to spell him and perhaps factor in on short-yardage situations.
LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 13 Days
Blount and Le'Veon Bell are "both going to get their share" of carries this season, according to comments made by coach Mike Tomlin on TribLiveRadio.
What this means in terms of the number of touches for each runningback is still unclear, although Bell remains ahead of Blount on the depth chart. Blount is likely to be used in short yardage situations, including near the goal-line, and any additional carries he may get has to be a concern to Bell owners. Hopefully we will have a clearer picture of their roles over the next few weeks.
LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 18 Days
Blount gained 10 yards on three carries in Saturday's preseason opener against the Giants.
Blount seemingly doesn't have much to gain or lose this preseason, as he's expected to spell Le'Veon Bell on early downs once the games count. Rookie Dri Archer is the more suitable player to work behind Bell on passing downs, while both Blount and Bell are viable candidates for the goal-line work. It remains unclear whether Blount is a major threat to Bell's goal-line carries.
LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 3 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.
LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 5 Months3 Comments
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 5 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 5 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.
LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 5 Months7 Comments
Free agent LeGarrette Blount will visit the Steelers on Sunday night.
LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 6 Months
According to ESPN Boston, there's mutual interest between free agent LeGarrette Blount and the Patriots.
LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 7 Months2 Comments
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.