LeGarrette Blount #29 RB
Healthy
Height / Weight
6'0" / 241 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
December 5, 1986 (31)
Experience
9th Season
Drafted
2010 / Rd. / Pk. (TEN FA)
College
Oregon
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The Detroit Lions very clearly have a top two when it comes to their running back committee next year. LeGarrette Blount and rookie Kerryon Johnson split all the carries in 7-on-7 drills at organized team activities last week. That leaves Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah as the odd men out, although either could still factor into the receiving game, especially Riddick. Expect Blount to be the primary ball carrier next season with Johnson pitching in on early downs. No Lions running back holds elite fantasy value, however.

22 days ago | RotoBaller

The Detroit Lions have come to terms with free-agent running back LeGarrette Blount on a one-year, $4.5 million contract. New head coach Matt Patricia is known to be a big Blount fan, and the two worked together when Blount was on the Patriots. Blount followed up his 18-touchdown 2016 season with just two touchdowns last season. However, he represents an upgrade to Detroit's struggling running game. With a poor offensive line and a pass-heavy offense, however, Blount's value takes a hit in the Motor City. Consider him an RB3 for now. Theo Riddick may still be the preferred passing back, but Ameer Abdullah will likely be hurt the most by this move.

3 months ago | RotoBaller

The Detroit Lions will be bringing in their fourth veteran running back on a visit this week, as former Eagles running back Legarrette Blount will visit with the Lions. New head coach Matt Patricia is known to be a big Blount fan, and the two worked together when Blount was on the Patriots. Blount followed up his 18-touchdown 2016 season with just two touchdowns last season. However, he would represent an upgrade to Detroit's struggling running game. With a poor offensive line and a pass-heavy offense, however, Blount's value would suffer in the Motor City.

3 months ago | RotoBaller