Source: Patriots re-signing LeGarrette Blount to two-year, incentive-laden contract
The New England Patriots are acquiring veteran running back LeGarrette Blount, according to a league source.
Blount is signign a two-year, incentive-laden contract where he'll make the veteran minimum salary for the remainder of this season, according to a source.
Blount went unclaimed off waivers after being cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers after he left the field early against the Tennessee Titans and complained about his lack of playing time behind starter Le'Veon Bell.
Blount signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Steelers in the offseason that includes a $950,000 signing bonus.
Blount drew interest from several teams during free agency, including the Patriots and Baltimore Ravens.
The 6-foot, 250-pound Blount has a powerful running style.
Blount, 27, rushed for 772 yards and seven touchdowns last season for New England.
That included 189 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries in the regular-season finale against the Buffalo Bills.
In a playoff victory over the Indianapolis Colts, Blount rushed for 166 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries.
The former Oregon standout has rushed for 2,711 yards and 20 touchdowns and has averaged 4.7 yards per carry for his career in his first four NFL seasons.
He has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
As a rookie, he rushed for 1,007 yards and six touchdowns for the Buccaneers.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun