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27 LeGarrette Blount RB
Height/Weight: 6-0/250 | Birthdate: 12/5/1986 | Birthplace: Madison, FL, USA | Team: Pittsburgh | College: Oregon | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 37/11 | Average Draft Position: 134.07
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Steelers could mix, match 'B&B backfield'


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/20/2014) The Steelers might mix and match running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount more than originally expected, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"I don't think you'll be able to tell anything with the first two guys," quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said of what could become known as the B&B backfield. "The key for me is to not know which one is in there. To have that much confidence and faith in both of them, that both can get it done whether it's running, catching or blocking."

The Steelers want to get their no-huddle offense to a point where they do not have to change personnel on the fly. If the backs can serve different roles from snap to snap, that versatility makes them more valuable.

"The nice thing is we can start a series with certain personnel and we can keep that personnel on the field and go no-huddle," Roethlisberger said. "So we can try to dictate what defense comes on the field so we can get in the best play possible."


LeGarrette Blount pegged for 6-8 carries per game


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) The Steelers plan to give backup running back LeGarrette Blount six to eight carries per game, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Blount will spell Le'Veon Bell and figures to be used in short-yardage and goal-line situations, the report said.

"I feel like every running back in this league wants to be a starter," Blount told the paper. "Obviously I want to start, and I knew that when I went to New England. I wasn't the starting guy. When I come here, I know I'm not the starting guy. But you work hard and go out there and do everything as though you are the starter. Sometimes it plays out that way, sometimes it doesn't.

"I like Le'Veon. I like his running style. He rushed for 800-plus yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie. I wouldn't mind complementing him at all."


Le'Veon Bell breaks down Steelers run game


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/27/2014) In a Q&A on the Steelers' official website, second-year rusher Le'Veon Bell isn't taking the starting job for granted. Moreover, he sees where he fits in with LeGarrette Blount

"He's a big guy. He's going to go in there and bruise some things down," Bell said of Blount's role. "I look at myself not as a bruiser but not as a scat-back, either. I do a little bit of both. I like juking, catching balls out of the backfield, lowering my shoulder. He likes running downhill. It's definitely going to be a good change of pace. The run game should definitely be good this year."


LeGarrette Blount picked Steelers for 'hard-nosed' style


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Running back LeGarrette Blount said the Steelers' style of play was one of the reasons he signed with Pittsburgh. “I like how they play. I like the division. I like that they have a tough, hard-nosed running style," he told the team's website.

"From looking at old film with (Jerome) Bettis and Willie Parker, I know how they won the Super Bowl and they are trying to get back to that and I want to be a part of it.”

Blount said he hopes to "give a little more of a tough running style to the offense. Le’Veon (Bell) is a big dude. He is a little taller than I am. I want to give a physical aspect to the running game. Just the whole aspect of me and Le’Veon being together and knowing the things we can do. It’s going to be an exciting time.”


Le'Veon Bell still feature back over LeGarrette Blount


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/31/2014) Even with the addition of running back LeGarrette Blount, the Steelers still plan to lean on Le'Veon Bell, reports ESPN.

The report says the Steelers "are committed to Le'Veon Bell as their feature back -- as they should be." He will continue to get the majority of the carries, but Blount does provide the Steelers much-needed insurance behind Bell.


Report: LeGarrette Blount not signed strictly as backup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) Running back LeGarrette Blount was not signed by the Steelers merely as a backup to Le'Veon Bell, according to Steelers Depot. His role has yet to be defined, but Pittsburgh did not spend nearly $4 million over two years to sit him on the bench and play him only if Bell is injured.

Blount blossomed as a featured back at the end of the regular season and in the playoffs with New England in 2013.

Bell had close to 300 touches in just 13 games a year ago. The addition of Blount could limit him to fewer carries and make him less of an injury risk.


LeGarrette Blount gets $3.85 million over two years


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) The Steelers gave running back LeGarrette Blount a two-year, $3.85 million contract, including a $950,000 signing bonus, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. The former Patriot will back up Le'Veon Bell.

LeGarrette Blount agrees to deal with Steelers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Free agent running back LeGarrette Blount agreed to a two-year deal with the Steelers, reports the National Football Post. The Patriots were interested in re-signing Blount, but not for what Pittsburgh was offering, the report said.

Steelers 'optimistic' they'll find backup RB


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/25/2014) There's no secret that the Steelers are looking for a backup running back behind Le'Veon Bell. Last week they had ex-Jaguars rusher Maurice Jones-Drew in for a visit and former Patriots runner LeGarrette Blount will visit the team on Friday. 

"We're looking to add depth at that position, and a guy of that caliber, a been-there, done-that type of veteran, will be an asset for us," Tomlin told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "We need to have depth in that area and we will in the not-too-distant future, whether it's in free agency or the draft."

Last year Bell had 244 of the team's 342 rushes (71 pct.) in the 13 games he played in. Currently the only backs behind Bell on the depth chart are Alvester Alexander, Miguel Maysonet and Tauren Poole. None of them have carried the ball during the regular season.


LeGarrette Blount's visit to Steelers pushed off


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Free agent running back LeGarrette Blount was supposed to visit the Steelers on Sunday, but the visit was pushed back to Friday, after the league meetings, reports the National Football Post. Blount also has drawn interest from the Ravens and could still return to the Patriots.

Report: LeGarrette Blount to pay Steelers a visit


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Free agent running back LeGarrette Blount has scheduled a visit with the Steelers for Sunday, league sources has told The National Football Post.

The Patriots have continued to show an interest in Blount, who ran wild down the stretch in 2013 to establish himself as a viable featured back. The Ravens have also have reportedly also eyed Blount.

The Steelers had fellow free agent back Maurice Jones-Drew in for a visit this week as well, but no deal with him has been reached.


LeGarrette Blount an option for Ravens


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/20/2014) The Ravens are going to add a running back this offseason through free agency or the draft, reports ESPN, and one option could be LeGarrette Blount.

The report says the Ravens need insurance behind Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce, and the "best fit" would be Blount, who played last season in New England after three seasons with Tampa Bay.


'Greater likelihood' that LeGarrette Blount stays with Pats


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) The Patriots and running back LeGarrette Blount have expressed mutual interest in the 250-pounder returning to the team, according to multiple outlets. Blount "seemingly has more value to the Patriots than most others, which makes us think it's a greater likelihood he's back," reports ESPN.com.

Blount averaged 5.0 yards per carry and ran for seven touchdowns last season. He could be signed before free agency starts March 11.


Pats to offer LeGarrette Blount around $2 million per year?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/7/2014) After the Patriots gave Danny Woodhead a low offer last spring, in part because they already have a number of rushers on the roster, the Boston Herald doesn't expect the Patriots to offer much more than $2 million per year for LeGarrette Blount this offseason. 

Blount was a lifesaver for the Patriots run game late in the year, totaling eight touchdowns and 437 rush yards over their last four games including the playoffs. All told his regular season ended with seven scores and 772 rush yards, though he spent a good portion of the year backing up Stevan Ridley, who was benched because of fumbling too often. 


LeGarrette Blount wants to stay with Patriots


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) Running back LeGarrette Blount, an impending free agent, said he'd like to return to the Patriots, reports NFL Network. The interest is mutual, the report said.

Blount, 27, ran for 431 yards and eight touchdowns in three games leading up to the AFC Championship Game, when he was held to 6 yards on five carries and didn't touch the ball in the second half. He averaged 5.0 yards per carry in the regular season.


LeGarrette Blount averages 1.2 yards a carry


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, who had run for eight touchdowns in the previous three games and 355 yards in the previous two, was a complete non-factor in the AFC Championship Game loss at Denver. He ran five times for 6 yards in the first half and did not receive a carry after halftime.

Blount, 27, will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.


Bill Belichick warns players to stay away from legal pot


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) The Patriots got a word of warning from Bill Belichick about the availability of legal marijuana when the arrive in Denver for the AFC Championship game on Sunday.

"Bill told us about it and he basically said don't bother, it'd be stupid," said running back LeGarrette Blount via MassLiveSports. "It's really good advice."


Can LeGarrette Blount stay hot in the AFC Championship Game?


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1/16/2014) The Patriots play at the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, and running back LeGarrette Blount will try and stay hot to lead New England into the Super Bowl.

Blount comes into this matchup with three huge games in a row, and he will challenge Denver's defense to stop him. Blount just had 24 carries for 166 yards and four touchdowns against the Colts in the Divisional round, and that comes after quality outings against Baltimore in Week 16 (16 carries for 76 yards and two touchdowns) and then Buffalo in the season finale (24 carries for 189 yards and two touchdowns).

Blount didn't do much in the first meeting against the Broncos in Week 12 with two carries for 13 yards as Brandon Bolden, Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley all had more work, but Blount is the main man now for New England. The Broncos have shut down their past three opposing running games with Houston, Oakland and San Diego not having anyone run for more than 30 yards, but the Patriots are on a different level right now.

Look for Blount to remain a quality contributor for the Patriots this week, and we consider him a great starting option in any Playoff Challenge formats.


LeGarrette Blount laments missed chances


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2014) Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, who rushed for 166 yards and four touchdowns against the Colts, watched the film and saw some missed opportunities.

"I could do a lot of improving," Blount told the Boston Globe. "I saw a couple holes I could have hit. I saw a couple cuts I could have made. I’m just going to try to go out there, look at what they’re going to give me and hopefully exploit some of their weaknesses."

Blount has run for 431 yards and eight touchdowns in the past three games entering Sunday's AFC Championship Game at Denver.


LeGarrette Blount got the ball on nearly all his snaps


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2014) Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount played 28 snaps in the win over the Colts, reports the Boston Globe. He carried the ball 24 times, gaining a franchise-record 166 yards and scoring four touchdowns.

Blount will visit Denver for Sunday's AFC Championship Game.


LeGarrette Blount scores four times in first career playoff game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount turned in a monster performance as he shattered the franchise playoff record for rushing yards in a game and found the end zone four times in his first career playoff game Saturday night against the Colts.

Blount punched it in from 2 yards out just one play after an Alfonzo Dennard interception and then from 2 yards out again, all in the opening quarter. He then score once more from 2 yards out in the second quarter and broke the game open with a 73-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Blount had 24 carries for 166 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 6.9 yards per carry in a 43-22 victory. He became the second player in NFL history to score more than three touchdowns in a playoff game. He has eight touchdowns and 431 rushing yards in his past three games.

LeGarrette Blount secures career-high with 189 yards


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Bill Belichick didn't need his years of football expertise to assess the performance of Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount on Sunday against Buffalo.

"He was clearly the best player on the field. He had a tremendous day," Belichick said in his post-game press conference.

No kidding. Blount rushed for 9 yards on his first attempt and just kept running wild. His 36-yard touchdown off a sweet, sharp cut inside early in the second quarter gave him 101 yards on 11 carries. He added a 35-yard score with 2:31 remaining in the game to ice the victory and finished with a career-high 189 yards on 24 carries and the two scores.

Blount has emerged as the team's most productive back heading into the playoffs. He has rushed for 772 yards this season, including 265 in the last two games, and is averaging 5.1 YPC for the season.


LeGarrette Blount worthy of Fantasy lineups in Week 17


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Call him the Bill Belichick Flavor of the Day. He changes featured backs on a whim and now it's LeGarrette Blount. That makes Blount a decent Fantasy option for Week 17.

Blount has started six games for the Patriots this year, none more impressive than his Sunday performance in which he garnered season-highs with 16 carries for 76 yards and two touchdowns. But keep in mind that backfield mate Stevan Ridley received 15 attempts in the same game, though with far less pleasing results. But then, all New England backs are averaging more than 4 YPC, which is not only a reflection of their talents, but also a product of an effective system and defensive focus on the pass.

Buffalo boasts a hot defense coming off a performance in which it yielded just 14 rushing yards in a shutout of Miami. But the Bills gave up 134 on the ground in each of its previous five games and they rank 23rd in the NFL in rushing yards surrendered (1,796) and 20th in YPC (4.2).

Blount is no top Fantasy option, especially considering he shares time with Ridley and one never knows how many carries Belichick will provide him. He is also worthless as a pass-catcher. But he is a decent No. 2 or flex play this week coming off his best performance of the year.


LeGarrette Blount enjoys best day of season


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount gashed the Ravens for a season-high 76 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. Blount started over Stevan Ridley and got his biggest workload of 2013.

Up to five touchdowns this year, Blount is averaging 11.8 carries over the past four weeks. He plays Buffalo in Week 17.


Stevan Ridley, LeGarrette Blount still viewed as low-end options


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2013) Patriots running backs Stevan Ridley and LeGarrette Blount both could be in for productive performances, depending on the amount of touches they'll receive Sunday against the Ravens in Week 16.

Ridley's production remained the same, as he rushed for 35 yards on eight carries for the second consecutive game. Blount rushed for 40-plus yards for the third straight games. He tallied 47 yards on 11 carries, averaging 4.3 yards per rush against Miami in Week 15.

The Ravens have allowed a rushing touchdown in three straight games. Baltimore has yielded 102.4 yards per game on the ground, which is seventh fewest allowed this season. Opposing running backs have scored 13.14 Fantasy points per game this season against Ravens.

At this point, it may be awfully difficult to start Ridley or Blount, given their recent role on offense. Despite a somewhat favorable matchup, consider them both low-end options for Week 16.