Lions land LeGarrette Blount

Feb 4 2018 Minneapolis MN USA Philadelphia Eagles running back Le Garrette Blount carries the ball as New England Patriots strong safety Duron Harmon defends during the first quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit

Report | Lions land LeGarrette Blount

Blount spent the bulk of his career with the Patroits, helping them win two Super Bowls during his near four-year tenure.

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.

Maybe their team identity is about to change under new head coach Matt Patricia? He agreed to a one year, $4.5 million contract with the Lions, according to NFL Network.

Blount, 31, is coming off a solid season for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

In the last week, the Detroit Lions have hosted visits from a slew of free agent running backs.

LeGarrette Blount didn't sign with the Eagles for months into free agency previous year, coming to Philadelphia when the market for him around the National Football League didn't quite reach the level he had hoped after a career season with the New England Patriots. The Detroit Lions added depth in the backfield, signing LeGarrette Blount and re-signing Zach Zenner.

He rebounded with a 173-rush, 766-yard performance (4.4 YPC) with the Eagles last season to prove he hadn't yet lost a step.

Blount continues to put up big numbers despite hitting an age where many running backs are forced to consider retirement. But can the team rely on Pumphrey or Smallwood to produce in a limited - yet important - role week in and week out?

Blount, who has also played for Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh, has run for 5,888 yards and 51 touchdowns in his career along with catching 54 passes for 387 yards and two scores.

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