Detroit Lions find their veteran running back, sign LeGarrette Blount


And, according to Ian Rapoport, the Detroit Lions have pounced.

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That said, he was still on a one-year deal and became a free agent just months after hoisting the Lombardi trophy for the second consecutive time. He saved one of his best performances for Super Bowl LII, running for 90 yards and a touchdown in a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots, his former team with whom he won a ring in Super Bowl LI.

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Fans who thought that lack of interest was a mistake apparently get their wish now.

Both general Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia intersected with Blount in New England. It's very possible the number represents the contract's full potential via a number of incentives.

It was reported on Wednesday night that the Lions were nearing a deal with Gore, but that was before they met with Blount on Friday. He wasn't a heavily utilized in 2017 as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles but he did see his average bounce back to his career average of 4.4 yards per carry. With Blount, he has a beastly running back to use in certain situations and adds a variable he hasn't had before to his arsenal.

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Blount also gives the Lions veteran experience in a running back room in which?

The Detroit Lions were in the market for a running back, and it looks like they've found their man.

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Blount, an eight-year vet, still runs as hard as anyone in the National Football League, and he'll fill the Lions' need for a physical, between-the-tackles back.