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Patriots | Week 16 Inactives

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:30:43 -0800

The New England Patriots have declared CB Alfonzo Dennard, OG Dan Connolly, RB James White, OT Jordan Devey, WR Julian Edelman, CB Kyle Arrington, RB LeGarrette Blount inactive for Week 16.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount inactive

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:22:09 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) is inactive Sunday, Dec. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Jonas Gray ($3,400; 6.8% of your cap) has a tough matchup against the New York Jets, but he's a nice low-end flex buy on FantasyScore.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount, Shane Vereen questionable

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:08:59 -0800

New England Patriots RBs LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) and Shane Vereen (ankle) both were limited in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and are questionable for Week 16 against the New York Jets.

Fantasy Tip: The Pats are facing a Jets team whose strength on defense is stopping the run, immediately making Blount ($4,500) and Vereen ($4,700) unattractive FantasyScore options. Add in the uncertainty in New England's backfield and you have two options to avoid for daily rosters.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount, Shane Vereen limited

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:54:56 -0800

New England Patriots RBs LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) and Shane Vereen (ankle) were both limited for the second straight day in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Fantasy Tip: After Jonas Gray came back into the running back picture last week, it's hard to trust Bill Belichick, Blount ($4,500) or Vereen ($4,700) at FantasyScore. The New York Jets also feature a fairly stingy run defense, making both running backs even less attractive in daily leagues this week.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount, Shane Vereen limited

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:20:19 -0800

New England Patriots RBs LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) and Shane Vereen (ankle) were both limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Fantasy Tip: After having double-digit carries each of the previous three games, Blount ($4,500) had only eight carries in Week 15, as most of the running work came from Jonas Gray. Vereen ($4,700) continues to see his role limited, as well. It's anyone's guess what Bill Belichick will do on a weekly basis, but Blount likely remains your safest play at FantasyScore. However, this week against the New York Jets should be one to especially look to avoid any Pats runners.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount misses practice

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:19:54 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (non-injury) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Blount ($5,300) will play against the Miami Dolphins. He's been featured by the Pats as their main rusher lately (he had 20 carries last week), so it makes more sense to run with him at FantasyScore, especially in Week 15 against a Miami unit that has been vulnerable on the ground of late.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Providence Journal - Mark Daniels

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount resolves court case

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:32:18 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount will have his marijuana possession charge in Pittsburgh dropped if he serves 50 hours of community service by February. Blount could still receive a punishment from the NFL once his case is resolved, according to his attorney.

Fantasy Tip: It does not look like Blount receive any punishment before the end of the season, so he should be available for fantasy owners over the last few weeks of the season. Blount has received a good number of carries since joining the Patriots and probably will continue to receive a good amount of carries. He costs $5,300 on FantasyScore and could be a running back or flex option for owners.

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Patriots | Pats could rely on running game

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:21:59 -0800

New England Patriots RBs LeGarrette Blount and Jonas Gray could run the ball a lot in Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers, which ranks 30th in the league against the run.

Fantasy Tip: Blount ($4,900; 9.8% of your cap) could be the one they turn to, or they could go back to Jonas Gray ($3,400; 6.8%) after his benching. Blount figures to have the upper hand considering how much he came through for the team last week. This was also the period where he had his three best games last season. Blount makes for a good flex option with some uncertainty.

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Patriots | Shane Vereen plays 62 snaps

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:17:34 -0800

New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen had a team-high 62 snaps in the team's Week 12 win over the Detroit Lions, but RB LeGarrette Blount had 17 snaps and two touchdowns in his team debut, while RB Brandon Bolden had just two snaps.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen is the safest bet for fantasy football production on the Patriots, especially in PPR leagues like FantasyScore, but the addition of Blount clearly clouds New England's backfield picture, and Bill Belichick can't be predicted on a week-to-week basis.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount back with vengeance

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:45:31 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount carried 12 times for a team-high 78 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 12 game against the Detroit Lions after re-signing with the team this week.

Fantasy Tip: Blount was running mean, as he averaged 6.5 yards per carry and made up for the absence of Jonas Gray, who was held out after missing team meetings this week. Blount could be worth a look in future weeks in FantasyScore if he continues to see regular touches.

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Patriots | Jonas Gray to split carries

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:13:56 -0800

New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray will play Sunday, Nov. 23, after being late to practice Friday, Nov. 21. He'll split carries with RB LeGarrette Blount in Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Gray ($6,500; 13.0% of your cap) is quite pricey to be on the wrong side of Bill Belichick's patience. He's a risky RB2 on FantasyScore.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount won't unseat Jonas Gray

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:23:12 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount was not signed by the team to replace RB Jonas Gray as the between-the-tackles runner. Blount's presence gives the team another tough inside runner in the potentially poor-weather weeks ahead.

Fantasy Tip: Gray ($6,500; 13.0% of your cap) will likely take a hit once Blount ($3,100; 6.2%) gets re-acclimated to the offense. Gray was already a risky option at his elevated price on FantasyScore because the Patriots' offense is so fickle from week to week. However, he remains the one to target in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Ben Volin

Patriots | LeGarrette Blount contract update

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:03:17 -0800

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount signed a two-year deal worth as much as $2.35 million, according to a source.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount signs

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:27:51 -0800

The New England Patriots signed free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) to a two-year deal for the veteran's minimum plus incentives Thursday, Nov. 20.

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NFL | LeGarrette Blount clears waivers

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:22:24 -0800

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) went unclaimed on waivers Wednesday, Nov. 19, and is now an unrestricted free agent available to sign with any club.

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Dolphins | LeGarrette Blount not option for MIA yet

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:17:13 -0800

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) likely will not be claimed by the Miami Dolphins, but the team is not ruling out the possibility of signing him later in the season or in the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Blount likely would be the backup to Lamar Miller if he joined the Dolphins, but he does not appear to be an option at this point. Miller, Damien Williams and Daniel Thomas will continue to handle the running back duties with Miller having the most fantasy value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Omar Kelly

Jaguars | No interest in two RBs

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:05:11 -0800

Free-agent RBs Ben Tate (Browns) and LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) spark no interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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NFL | LeGarrette Blount left with a minute left

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:17:10 -0800

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) reportedly left Monday night's game, on his own accord, against the Tennessee Titans with just a minute left to play. Blount was released by the Steelers Tuesday, Nov. 18.

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Broncos | Denver not expected to sign RB

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:52:41 -0800

Free-agent RBs Ben Tate (Browns) and LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) aren't expected to draw interest from the Denver Broncos. It is late into the season and is tough for a new running back to learn a Peyton Manning-led system.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like the Broncos will stick with C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson until Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman return. Both face a tough test in the form of the Miami Dolphins this week, who have allowed just four rushing touchdowns to running backs this year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Steelers | LeGarrette Blount released

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:29:41 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers released RB LeGarrette Blount Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Fantasy Tip: The release of Blount could mean more reps for Dre Archer behind Le'Veon Bell. Archer will likely not get enough reps to warrant being considered in FantasyScore.

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Steelers | LeGarrette Blount a problem

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:28:05 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount left the field before the game was over Monday, Nov. 17, apparently upset that he didn't have a carry in the game. At least one teammate thought the team should leave him in Nashville. Blount has been an internal problem for more than a month and sources said he is dragging down star RB Le'Veon Bell. Some players have been pushing for the team to release him due to his attitude.

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Ravens | Terrell Suggs fined

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:45:22 -0800

Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs was fined $8,268 for a late hit on Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount in the team's Week 9 game.

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Steelers | LeGarrette Blount to return kicks

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:26:19 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount will replace RB Dri Archer as the team's kick returner.

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Steelers | LeGarrette Blount unlikely to sit

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:30:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount will not be suspended or rendered inactive by the team following his preseason arrest. The collective bargaining agreement doesn't allow the team to suspend players for violations of the drug policy.

Fantasy Tip: Blount is a weak RB4 with some TD-only upside, but best serves as a handcuff to Le'Veon Bell.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell will play

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:14:38 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RBs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will play in the team's final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Starters normally don't play in the final preseason game, perhaps indicating this could be part of the punishment the two face for being charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. Bell and Blount are still awaiting a decision on possible suspensions.

Fantasy Tip: The decision on a suspension should come any day now, though it may only be for a game or two if there is indeed a suspension issued.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell status

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:41:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RBs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount could still face a suspension from the team, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Bell and Blount were recently charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.

Fantasy Tip: Keep tabs on this situation. If the two are suspended, it probably won't be for very long. Bell remains an RB2 option with RB1 upside.

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Steelers | LeGarrette Blount expected to play

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:49:52 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount is expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Blount will not see any change to his fantasy football status in the immediate future.

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Steelers | LeGarrette Blount may see ban

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:02:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount could face a one-game suspension for his arrest stemming from a marijuana possession charge. However, the suspension may not be rendered anytime soon.

Fantasy Tip: Blount's fantasy stock is unchanged unless the team invokes a suspension.

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Steelers | LeGarrette Blount travels

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:52:54 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount accompanied the team for its preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21, against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Steelers | LeGarrette Blount charged

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:40:07 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount and RB Le'Veon Bell were charged by Ross Township Police Wednesday, Aug. 20, with marijuana possession.

Fantasy Tip: Blount could potentially be facing a one-game suspension, if you look around the league. Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe was penalized one game by the league for a similar infraction. However, the club could also potentially step up and penalize Blount (and Bell), too. His fantasy value was a bit limited with Bell expected to get a lion's share of the carries, but he is even less attractive if he misses any playing time.

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Steelers | Preseason to determine RB rotation

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:42:41 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said training camp and preseason games will determine how the team uses RBs Le'Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount and Dri Archer in the running game.

Fantasy Tip: Bell is expected to receive most of the snaps at the position and should be taken in the first few rounds in most fantasy leagues. Blount probably should be considered as a handcuff to Bell or later-round flier in drafts. Archer likely will not be selected in a majority of drafts.

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Steelers | May go with three RBs on roster

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:35:01 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers may consider keeping on RBs Le'Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount and Dri Archer on their final roster and having one running back on their practice squad.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell could see 300 carries

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:45:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will likely see 300 carries this season, but not much more than that as the team will use RBs LeGarrette Blount and Dri Archer to spell him and keep him fresh.

Fantasy Tip: Bell should also see a handful of receptions to make him a serviceable RB1.

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Steelers | LeGarrette Blount seeing a lot of snaps

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:42:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount is being used in a variety of ways during practice. He has been lined up in the slot, flanked outside and has been in some two-back sets with RB Le'Veon Bell.

Fantasy Tip: Blount is known for his bruising running style, but the fact that the coaching staff is willing to toy around with using him in different ways is encouraging. If you draft Bell, Blount is definitely worth considering as a handcuff.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Alan Robinson

Steelers | LeGarrette Blount impressing

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:13:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount has "impressed" the coaching staff, and he figures to form a one-two punch with RB Le'Veon Bell. However, rookie RB Dri Archer could also work his way into the picture.

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Steelers | LeGarrette Blount not expected to run much

Sun, 01 Jun 2014 14:09:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount is expected to receive six to eight carries per game behind RB Le'Veon Bell.

Fantasy Tip: That renders him fairly useless in fantasy outside of being a handcuff. He'll have value in TD-heavy leagues if he figures into goal-line carries.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Gerry Dulac

Patriots | Not willing to offer LeGarrette Blount two years

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:25:36 -0700

The New England Patriots were not willing to offer Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount a two-year deal this offseason and were not offering Blount much in the way of guaranteed money.

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Ravens | Did not make offer to LeGarrette Blount

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:18:02 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens had interest in Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount but never made him a formal contract offer.

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Steelers | LeGarrette Blount could be returner

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:37:04 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers may use RB LeGarrette Blount as a kick returner next season, because he averaged 29.1 yards per return this season.

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Steelers | LeGarrette Blount financials

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:04:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount was signed to a two-year, $3.85 million deal, which includes a $950,000 signing bonus.

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Steelers | Sign LeGarrette Blount

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:42:56 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) to a two-year contract Friday, March 28. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Blount will likely be used as a third down or goal line running back for the Steelers behind Le'Veon Bell. He should be considered an RB3 or flex option.

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Steelers | LeGarrette Blount pushes back visit

Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:31:54 -0700

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) will meet with Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert Friday, March 28, at the league meetings. Initially, he was scheduled to meet with the team Sunday, March 23, and Monday, March 24.

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Ravens | Interested in LeGarrett Blount

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:56:31 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens are interested in free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) but no visit has been scheduled at this point.

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Patriots | Have interest in LeGarrette Blount

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:31:50 -0700

The New England Patriots have had interest throughout the free agency process in re-signing RB LeGarrette Blount.

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Steelers | LeGarrette Blount to visit

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:30:58 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers are scheduled to meet with free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) Sunday, March 23.

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Patriots | Unlikely to offer LeGarrette Blount long-term offer

Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:03:06 -0800

The New England Patriots are not expected to make a long-term offer to impending free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount this offseason.

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Dolphins | May pursue LeGarrette Blount

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:20:51 -0800

The Miami Dolphins may pursue free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) this offseason.

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Patriots | LeGarrette Blount would like to return

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:02:43 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount said he would like to re-sign with the team this offseason, and the Patriots are believed to have interest in bringing him back.

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Patriots | Team cautioned against marijuana use

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:43:28 -0800

The New England Patriots were cautioned by coach Bill Belichick to not engage in any extracurricular activity involving marijuana, since it is legal in small quantities in the state of Colorado. "It's a business trip. Nobody is going to care about that," RB LeGarrette Blount said. "Bill told us about it, he basically told us, 'Don't go out there and be stupid.' That's really good advice."

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Patriots | Three RBs share snaps

Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:15:00 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount received 26 offensive snaps during the Divisional Round playoff game while RB Shane Vereen received 24 snaps and Stevan Ridley received 23 snaps.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss