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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

LeGarrette Blount reportedly signs 1-year deal with Lions

LeGarrette Blount

The Detroit Lions were in the market for a running back, and it looks like they’ve found their man.

LeGarrette Blount has agreed to a one-year deal with Detroit for $4.5 million, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. That’s a hefty price for any running back, and even more so for Blount. The veteran played for around $1 million in 2016 and won a Super Bowl with the Patriots. Then he made $1.25 million last season with the Philadelphia Eagles, for whom he won another Super Bowl. Quadrupling his salary has to feel like a big win.

Blount, 31, was viewed as potentially being on the roster bubble entering the season but carved out a role for himself on the Eagles. He rushed for 766 yards on 173 carries, good for a strong 4.4 average.

The Lions also had DeMarco Murray and Frank Gore in for visits, but new head coach Matt Patricia is getting one of his former Patriots players.

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