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Blount is active for Sunday's game against the Lions, the Providence Journal reports.

The newly re-acquired Blount's Week 12 role is unclear, but he does provide the Patriots with another power back option to go along with Jonas Gray, while fellow RB Shane Vereen is also a candidate to see his share of touches Sunday, notably in passing situations.

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Blount's signing with the Patriots has been confirmed, Tom Curran of CSN New England reports.

Per Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Blount will receive a two-year deal that is heavy on incentives, giving him the opportunity to earn his keep. Jonas Gray proved in Week 11 with a four touchdown, 200-yard performance that he should still serve as the "power," back but look for Blount to spell him on occasion, with Shane Vereen also coming into play on passing downs.

LeGarrette Blount RB NE 29 Days

Blount was seen at the Patriots' team facility Thursday morning, and is expected to sign later in the day, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports.

Blount's experiment on the Steelers was highly unsuccessful, as off-the-field issues and dissatisfaction with being overshadowed by Le'Veon Bell eventually led up to his release earlier this week. He'll return to Bill Belichick and the Patriots' organization, the franchise at which he racked up 772 yards and a career-best seven touchdowns in 2013. It's unclear what his role in the offense will be with Shane Vereen and Jonas Gray also in the mix, but the New England backfield has always been highly unpredictable, so it wouldn't be overly surprising to see Blount carry the load in a given week. He's had fond memories there, including a four-touchdown performance in the 2013 AFC Divisional round.

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Blount was released by the Steelers on Tuesday.

The Steelers decided to part ways with Blount after he exited Monday's game prior to its conclusion, upset that he did not receive a carry during the contest. Blount averaged 4.1 yards per carry this season and has averaged 4.6 yards per run during his career, so he figures to garner interest from teams looking for running back help.

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Blount, apparently upset because he did not have a carry against Tennessee on Monday night, left the field before the game was over, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Blount has been an internal problem for the Steelers for at least a month and unnamed sources claim he he has been "dragging down" Le'Veon Bell in the process. Some players are reportedly pushing coach Mike Tomlin to release Blount, who has 266 yards rushing on 65 carries this season. Whether or not he remains a Steeler, Blount has little fantasy value at the moment.

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Blount did not have have any carries or targets in Monday's 27-24 win over the Titans.

It was a true workhorse performance from Le'Veon Bell, who piled up 204 rushing yards and a touchdown on 33 carries. While the Steelers typically prefer to occasionally spell Bell with Blount, the team stuck with its best runner throughout a surprisingly tight game. Blount has mostly done a nice job for Pittsburgh this season, but with Bell now established as one of the NFL's top running backs, carries will be hard to come by for the hulking veteran. Blount has 65 carries for 266 yards (4.1 YPC) and two touchdowns as the Steelers enter a Week 12 bye.

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Blount rushed five times for no yards in Pittsburgh's 20-13 loss to the Jets on Sunday.

Blount's role as the short-yardage back may be in jeopardy after he was given the ball on two consecutive goal-line opportunites, failing to gain a yard on his first carry and losing 10 yards on his second. Fantasy owners should not think of starting Blount until he proves otherwise.

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Blount had six carries for 21 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 51-34 win against Indianapolis. He also caught two passes (on two targets) for 11 yards.

Blount's fumble came in the fourth quarter from inside the Colts' 10-yard line. He's not seeing many touches between the 20s, with Le'Veon Bell dominating the action, so Blount will need to show better ball security to have fantasy relevance.

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Blount rushed seven times for nine yards and caught one pass for eight yards in the Steelers' 30-23 win against Houston on Monday night.

Through seven games, Blount has a respectable 5.0 yards per carry and two scores, but does not see consistent touches, making him a difficult start for fantasy owners.

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Blount rushed eight times for 27 yards in the Steelers' 31-10 loss to Cleveland on Sunday.

Forced to play catch-up limited Blount's touches to just two in the second half. Blount is averaging only six attempts a game through six weeks, so unless the Steelers are nursing a lead and running the ball, he has limited fantasy value as long as Le'Veon Bell remains healthy.