LeGarrette Blount, Patriots share mutual awareness

Posted by maying on April 7th, 2017

Now that Adrian Peterson's stop by at New England has come and gone with not a contract, it's fair to wonder about the Patriots' plans for an energy back.

Was this simply the exploratory meet-and-greet session? Were the two sides can not find common ground on salary and expected function? Was the stopover simply a favor for Peterson's adviser, as CSN New England's Mary Curran posited?

Perhaps Peterson's visit was obviously any good not-so-subtle prod to lower LeGarrette Blount's price before this month's nfl draft.

After languishing on the open market for a month last offseason, Blount ended up settling for the one-year, million contract with all the Patriots in mid-April, buy Cheap Madden NFL 17 Coins right now.

Might history repeat itself within the next couple of weeks?

"I know LeGarrette Blount wish to return to the Patriots, " NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport claimed on Monday's edition up to the Minute Live. "I know the Patriots wants him back. "

At this point, however, Blount's salary expectations aren't in keeping with New England's.

"Maybe this spurs points along, " Rapoport continued, "or maybe he's able to obtain a visit somewhere that will allow Patriots know that he's got other suitors. "

In a post-Super Bowl LI appearance on the Rich Eisen Show, Blount made it clear a return to New England was the top priority in free agency.

"I love being in this article, " Blount said within mid-February, "and they know I adore being here.... I feel great. I'm 30 years older, not a lot of wear and tear on my body. I feel like I'll have the capacity to play so long as I want. "

After leading the group with 18 touchdowns final season, Blount can hardly end up being blamed for expecting an important raise. As a committee back utilized to salt away big sales opportunities, though, he often finds himself on the bench when Tom Brady is within comeback mode.

It hasn't gone unnoticed around the league that an ineffectual Blount has averaged 35. 5 yards with some sort of lost fumble in Super Bowl action. Passing-down specialists Shane Vereen and also James White, on the other hands, have combined for 216 lawns and three touchdowns in 35 touches in a set of Super Bowl victories.

Four weeks into free agency, Blount has been met while using same cold shoulder while Peterson, another one-dimensional power back again.

Which one will be joining White, Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead with New England's backfield next season?

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