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Blount, Patriots agree to a one-year deal

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The New England Patriots have re-signed running back LeGarrette Blount to a one-year deal. Blount gives Tom Brady another ball carrier in the backfield.

Blount had his season come to a close in Dec. following a hip injury. He had 703 yards in 12 games, including six starts after Dion Lewis suffered a season-ending injury.

After Blount and Lewis were out with injuries, the Patriots had to bring in more back, as they did with Steven Jackson and Montee Ball — who never played a snap with the team after signing.

Blount has been on the market since March 9th, the start of the NFL league year. However, his name has barely come up with teams when they were considering adding a running back.

He gives Bill Belichick, Patriots head coach, a between-the-tackles back, as Lewis was the speedster and featured back before his injury. With the Patriots loaded at the wide receiver and tight end position, it wouldn’t be surprising if they continue to be pass-heavy moving forward.

Blount began his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2010 through 2012. Then, he played a season with the Patriots, before signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014.

He was arrested with Le’Veon Bell in August 2014 right before their pre-season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles after being pulled over by police. A few months later, he was placed on waivers by the Steelers before being picked up by the Patriots.

The former Oregon Duck helped the Patriots to their Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seattle Seahawks in Feb. 2015.

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