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#pounditFriday, September 18, 2020

Patriots bring back LeGarrette Blount on one-year deal

LeGarrette Blount touchdown celebration

Brace yourselves for more Blount Force Trauma in New England in 2016.

According to a report by Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald on Tuesday, the Patriots have re-signed running back LeGarrette Blount.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com added that the agreement is for a one-year deal worth up to $2 million.

A bruising power runner, the 29-year-old Blount rushed for 703 yards and six touchdowns before going down with a hip injury in December. Rapoport reported last month that Blount was fully healthy, which could mean that he will be in line for a bigger role in the Pats’ backfield next season given the uncertainty surrounding starter Dion Lewis’ recovery from a torn ACL.

Blount will still have to contend for touches with the likes of James White and Brandon Bolden. But his versatility to take on either lead or change-of-pace duties where necessary should make his return worthwhile for the Patriots.

H/T Rotoworld

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