LeGarrette Blount Signs 2-Year Deal With the New England Patriots

Dec 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and running back LeGarrette Blount (29) after the game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Bills 34-20.0 Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and running back LeGarrette Blount (29) after the game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Bills 34-20.0 Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Free-agent running back LeGarrette Blount, who was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, signed with the New England Patriots on Thursday, the team announced.

The deal is for two years and is worth the veteran minimum plus incentives, according to a source.

The deal reunites Blount with the team for whom he rushed for nearly 800 yards in 2013 before signing a two-year, $3.85 million deal with the Steelers in March.

The 247-pound Blount joins a Patriots running back group that includes overnight sensation Jonas Gray (who rushed for 201 yards against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night), Brandon Bolden, pass-catching specialist Shane Vereen and rookie James White.

While Blount could help the Patriots this year, there is also an aspect of looking to the future, as running backs Stevan Ridley (on injured reserve with a torn ACL), Vereen and Bolden are all scheduled for free agency after the season.

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SOURCE: ESPN
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