Free agent running back LeGarrette Blount has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced Wednesday.
The one-year deal is worth up to $2.8 million, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Blount, who remained a free agent a bit longer than expected, reportedly had an offer from the Cardinals as well.
The Patriots also offered Blount a deal, but with the team’s subsequent additions at running back (Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee), the money probably wasn’t to his liking anyway.
For insurance, the Patriots also made a special tender offer to the 30-year-old on the May 9th, which means a compensatory pick is in play for them in 2018 because Blunt signed elsewhere before July 22nd.
The deal is perceived as low-risk for the Eagles. Blount joins the crowded backfield that includes Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles, Wendell Smallwood and this year’s 4th-round pick Donnel Pumphrey.
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