Dec 9, 2018; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount (29) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Former RB Blount makes retirement official

After more than a year out of the NFL, former running back LeGarrette Blount made an official retirement announcement on Saturday.

Blount, who turned 34 Saturday, made the announcement in an Instagram post.

“I just want to inform y’all that I’m officially retiring,” Blount wrote. “I have thought long and hard about this decision, and I’ve talked to my closest family members and friends about this. We collectively agreed on this decision. It is in the best interest of me and my family.”

His final NFL season was in 2018 with the Detroit Lions, when he finished with 418 yards and five touchdowns and started eight of 16 games.

Blount began his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before moving on to New England after three seasons. He won two Super Bowls with the Patriots between 2013 and 2016, then joined the Philadelphia Eagles for their championship season in 2017.

His best season came in 2016, when he racked up a career-high 1,161 rushing yards and a league-leading 18 touchdowns with the Patriots.

Blount finished his nine-year career with 1,495 carries for 6,306 yards and 56 touchdowns.

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