Eagles Signing RB LeGarrette Blount To One-Year Deal

LeGarrette Blount

LeGarrette Blount finally has found a new home.

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to sign Blount to a one-year contract.

Last year, the Eagles top-two leading rushers, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles, combined for 1,099 rushing yards on 249 attempts.

"I like the guys here", he said.

Eagles versatile running back Darren Sproles is returning for a 13th National Football League season in 2017, and will likely remain the team's top third-down pass catching running back on the roster.

The 30-year-old Blount is the latest veteran playmaker the Eagles have added in free agency. Clement (5-10, 225), a native of nearby Glassboro, was a powerful running back last season at the University of Wisconsin. He ran for 1,161 yards, averaging 3.6 per carry.

It's unclear just how much or how little the Eagles will work Blount in 2017, but if it comes to a running-back-by-committee approach, would he be on board?

With LeGarrette Blount deciding to take the Eagles' offer this morning, one of the more interesting subplots might be the teams he spurned.

We have to wait and see the contract structure for Blount because it is likely to be heavily incentive-driven. The Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions and New York Giants have been rumored to have interest in him, but another team has now added Blount. Obviously, you know how my running back group is.

But the fact that they went ahead and drafted Clemson's Wayne Gallman in the fourth round showed just how uninterested they really were in Blount. Prior to the addition of Blount, there appeared a slim possibility that the Eagles could bring Mathews back. But how did he grade out in his a year ago in New England? During 2016, he racked up 1,161 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Wilfork spent his first 11 seasons and won two Super Bowl rings with the Patriots.

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