Blount agrees to pay cut with Patriots

Running back was acquired from Buccaneers during draft. Terry McCormick

Print This May 05, 2013, 04:03 PM EST

Running back LeGarrette Blount has agreed to a a pay cut, according to Mike Reiss of

Blount, whom the Patriots acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during last week's draft for running back Jeff Demps and a seventh-round pick, was scheduled to make $1.2 million this season.

However, he has agreed to a reduction in pay that would pay him a $630,000 base salary with a split of $358,000 if he winds up on injured reserve. The new deal includes a $50,000 workout bonus for Blount.

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