LaGarrette Blount is back!
Not with the
But Blount has signed with New England, the team he left via free agency during the off-season to join the Steelers, the
Multiple media reports say the deal is two years for the verteran's minimum salary.
Blount rushed for 1,007 yards as an undrafted rookie for the
He came on strong for the Patriots at the end of the 2013 season, rushing for a career-high 189 yards in the regular-season finale against the
After signing what is said to have been a two-year, $3.85-million deal with Pittsburgh, Blount was arrested and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession during the preseason. Fellow Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell faces the same charge, as well as a DUI charge for the same incident.
Blount had one standout game for the Steelers -- 118 yards and a touchdown in 10 carries against the
A week after gaining no yards on five carries against the
Blount is said to have angrily left the field before the end of the game and to have spent very little time in the locker room afterward. Less than a day later, he was off the team.
"At least one player thought they should leave [Blount] in Nashville," Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. "Blount has been an internal problem for at least a month for the Steelers and sources told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he is dragging down star halfback Le'Veon Bell."
Playing time could also be an issue for Blount as a member of the Patriots, who already have three running backs --
All three running backs, however, are free agents after this season (Gray restricted, Ridley and Vereen unrestricted), which could be good news for Blount next year ... if he can stay on the team that long.