Blount led the
“LeGarrette Blount is a tough, physical runner who has enjoyed a great deal of success in New England and we are excited about adding him to this football team,” said Howie Roseman, Eagles executive vice president of football operations. “We feel good about the depth and competition that we have created at the running back position and we are looking forward to getting the guys out on the field next week for [organized team activities].”
The 30-year-old Blount, who also won a Super Bowl with the Patriots following the 2014 season, is the latest veteran playmaker the Eagles have added in free agency. They also signed wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and
Blount joins his fourth team in eight seasons. He began his career in Tampa Bay and played briefly with Pittsburgh in between two stints with New England, where he won two Super Bowls.
Blount has 5,122 yards rushing in his career, averaging 4.4 yards per carry to go with 49 TDs.
The Patriots are expected to receive a compensatory draft pick for losing Blount.