Former Patriots running-back LeGarrette Blount joins the Philadelphia Eagles

Former Patriots running-back LeGarrette Blount joins the Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles, continuing in their pretty active offseason, have agreed to a one-year deal with Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount.

It appeared at the end of last season that LeGarrette Blount's stay in New England was coming to an end.

In two playoff games and the Super Bowl last season, Blount totaled 101 yards and one rushing touchdown.

The Eagles have found their bruising running back.

Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie were both thrilled with the signing.

While the impact of the Blount signing won't be known for a while, there's no denying the running back's literal size.

Best of luck to Blount in his second-attempt at a career in Pennsylvania. It was his lowest per-carry mark since the 2012 season, where he lost his starting role with the Buccaneers to then-rookie Doug Martin. But it wasn't enough to close the deal, as Blount might have felt his career season of 299 carries for 1,161 yards and 18 touchdowns wasn't being valued enough.

And so, if you can mess around with your division rival, who has the least amount of remaining cap space in the National Football League, and force them to pay a little more than what they should have for a running back, why not do it? Wendell (Smallwood) has the feet of a little man but he can play with some power at times, as we saw when he finished out the game previous year against Pittsburgh. Undrafted free agent Corey Clement also joined Pumphrey in the mix of veteran and youth tailbacks.

With a salary of $1.1 million guaranteed due to the tender and the potential for more in incentives, Blount simply became too expensive for the Giants.

Blount confirmed other teams were interested in him but declined to list them by name.

Looking at their depth chart Philadelphia knew they had to make an upgrade and get a power runner into the fold.'s Eliot Harrison wrote on Tuesday that the biggest question facing the Eagles is who will be the lead back?