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LeGarrette Blount signs one-year deal with the Lions

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Lucia Summers | 17 March, 2018, 08:00

Blount, 31, was one of several veteran free agents the Lions considered in their search for help in the backfield.

Blount brings a sizable resume that includes being a three-time Super Bowl champion, two with the New England Patriots and one with the Philadelphia Eagles, and all in the last four years. He was with the New England Patriots when the team made a sensational and historic come-from-behind win in Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons. Add in a new offensive line coach and the expected change to more of a power-based running game and the signing makes sense, even if it still ends up being a little richer than some would like.

He is tied with Marcus Allen for sixth on the career postseason touchdowns list with 11.

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The #Lions are signing FA RB LeGarrette Blount to a 1-year deal worth $4.5M, source said. He proved not only to be an effective runner but was key in creating a loose locker room atmosphere and remained invested after losing snaps to Jay Ajayi, whom the Eagles acquired from the Miami Dolphins at the trade deadline.

Blount could boast a gaudy touchdown total during free agency past year after finding the end zone 18 times in 2016 but he had just a 3.9 yards per carry average.

Blount ran the ball 173 times last season for 766 yards and two touchdowns. But I think we have guys in that room that are tough guys, they're smart guys, they have skill. They were all on the wrong side of 30-years old. The Lions were also last in the league at 3.4 yards per rush. Ameer Abdullah had been the team's lead running back.

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