Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position
RB
 
Jersey
27
Name  LeGarrette Blount
Born  12/5/1986
Height  6-0
Weight  250
College  Oregon
3/28/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Running back LeGarrette Blount has signed a two-year, $3.85 million deal with Pittsburgh. SOURCE: Aaron Wilson, Baltimore Sun
Insight: Blount (772 yards, 7 TD with the Patriots last season) has shown flashes of talent over the years, but he'll be stuck behind Le'Veon Bell and doesn't figure to have much fantasy value in 2014.
 
Hot12/29/2013 8:20:00 PM
Description: Playing in pouring rain, Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount had the game of his life Sunday in a win over Buffalo.
Insight: Blount was a force of nature on Sunday. He finished the afternoon with 334 all purpose yards including 189 yards from scrimmage. The 250-pound Oregon alum has found the end zone four times in his last two games. He had just three touchdowns in his previous 14 contests. He'll be the Patriots' featured back when New England hosts the winner of next week's wild card matchup between San Diego and Cincinnati.
 
12/1/2013 5:57:00 PM
Description: New England running LeGarrette Blount led the team with 12 carries and 44 rushing yards Sunday against Houston. He also scored a seven-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Insight: Stevan Ridley was inactive after losing a fumble in three straight games and Blount took his place in the "big back" role. Brandon Bolden had just four touches. This is a fluid situation, however, so don't read too much into how Blount and Bolden were used this week. Shane Vereen is the only Patriots RB with a steady role at the moment.
 
10/6/2013 5:59:00 PM
Description: Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount rushed for 51 yards on 12 carries and lost a fumble Sunday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Blount was New England's lead back with Stevan Ridley sidelined, but he may have fumbled away his chance to vault Ridley on the depth chart. Blount saw just three carries in the second half.
 
10/6/2013 11:14:00 AM
Description: Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount could get 20-plus carries in Week 5 against the Bengals, reports ESPN's Bob Holtzman.
Insight: Blount should be started as a RB2 in 12-team leagues with Stevan Ridley inactive and Brandon Bolden dealing with a nagging knee injury.
 
10/4/2013 4:40:00 PM
Description: Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount should be a tired man after Sunday's game with Cincinnati as he's likely to get a majority of the workload.
Insight: Stevan Ridley missed practice all week and has been declared out for the game and Brandon Bolden was seen limping after Thursday's practice. Start if you own him.
 
4/27/2013 5:26:00 PM
Description: The Patriots have acquired running back LeGarrette Blount from the Buccaneers.
Insight: And all they had to give up was practice squad running back Jeff Demps and a seventh-round pick. It's a nice pickup for the Pats as Blount should be the team's preferred goal line back next season. He might also get some third down looks now that third-down specialist Danny Woodhead is with the Chargers.
 
4/22/2013 7:48:00 PM
Description: According to Tampa Bay Times reporter Stephen Holder, the Buccaneers could look to trade halfback LeGarrette Blount before this week's draft.
Insight: Doug Martin is the lead back in Tampa, which means that Blount is expendable. The former Oregon Duck went over the 1,000 yard mark as a rookie in 2010 but hasn't done much since then (151 yards on 41 carries last season).
 
10/23/2012 2:12:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay running back LeGarrette Blount may have lost his goal line carries after failing three times against the Saints last weekend, according to Roy Cummings at the Tampa Tribune.
Insight: If Blount isn't going to get any red zone carries, his fantasy value will be near zero. At this point his only value will come as a handcuff to Doug Martin if an injury occurs.
 
10/9/2012 12:50:00 PM
Description: Coach Mike Shiano said Bucs running back LeGarrette Blount was practicing much better the last couple of week, according to Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Blount has played second fiddle to rookie Doug Martin, but may be in line for a bigger share of the workload now that he appears to be in the coach's good graces. The rookie is averaging 3.5 ypc, while Blount in limited action is averaging 3.4 ypc.
 
9/13/2012 1:10:00 PM
Description: Injured Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount returned to practice on Thursday.
Insight: Blount suffered a stinger in Week 1's win over the Panthers. He should be fine to play on Sunday though he's of little value in fantasy now that rookie Doug Martin has claimed ownership of the team's starting halfback role. He ran the ball just three times for eight yards Sunday compared to Martin's 24 carries for 95 yards.
 
9/12/2012 1:40:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount (neck, back) did not practice on Wednesday and will undergo an MRI.
Insight: Blount's absence would only enhance rookie Doug Martin's value in Week 2 against the Giants.
 
8/20/2012 12:38:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount (groin) was back at practice on Monday, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: When you are fighting for your starting spot, there is no time to sit on the sidelines and heal. We still believe that rookie Doug Martin will win the majority of the workload by season's end, but at the start of the season he may share time with Blount.
 
8/18/2012 5:28:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said that running back LeGarrette Blount actually suffered a groin injury against the Titans, not a knee injury, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Blount was holding his knee when he left the field Friday, but he seems to have escaped with a minor groin injury. Still, he may miss the team's third preseason game and is running out of time to impress the coaching staff.
 
8/17/2012 10:00:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers halfback LeGarrette Blount was carted off the field after suffering a left knee injury Friday night in Tampa Bay's preseason game versus Tennessee.
Insight: Blount was seen on the sidelines without ice or a knee brace following the injury, which is definitely a good sign. We should know more about the extent of Blount's injury after the game. He finished the evening with 11 yards on eight carries.
 
8/7/2012 5:51:00 PM
Description: After months of speculation that Doug Martin would be Tampa Bay's primary ballcarrier, LeGarrette Blount was listed as the No. 1 running back on the Buccaneers' first preseason depth chart Tuesday.
Insight: Both Martin and Blount have impressed in camp, but Martin has reportedly received most of the first-team reps (per team beat writers). We expect Martin to eclipse Blount on the depth chart sometime in the preseason.
 
8/2/2012 6:21:00 PM
Description: According to official Buccaneers blog PewterReport.com, there is no clear-cut winner between LeGarrette Blount and Doug Martin for the starting running back job.
Insight: According to Bucs beat writer Dory LeBlanc, Martin's vision and anticipation set him apart from the other backs on the roster. Blount, meanwhile, had a nice block on Josh Freeman's blind side which allowed Freeman to complete a pass downfield. We expect Martin to get the job eventually, as he appears to be the more talented back as well as a fresh face that new coach Greg Schiano can sell to the fan base as they try to move away from last season's debacle.
 
7/25/2012 1:16:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount has shown a great work ethic in the off season and new coach Greg Schiano may use him more than many expect. Amazing what the thought of losing your job to a rookie can do for your work ethic.
Insight: First-round draft choice Doug Martin has been the hot topic in the Bucs backfield, but Schiano is a big run-first guy and Blount may also be able to sustain a level to be fantasy-worthy. This one will be worth watching at camp and into the exhibition season.
 
6/14/2012 4:40:00 PM
Description: According to Scott Reynolds of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers blog PewterReport.com, Bucs running back LeGarrette Blount has been taking the majority of first-team reps at Tampa Bay's OTAs and the three-day mandatory mini-camp.
Insight: First-round draft choice Doug Martin has been worked in occasionally. Blount said he's been working on pass protection and hopes to impress as a pass-catcher this season as well. However, with Martin around Blount may have a difficult time duplicating the 1,007 yards he rushed for in 2010.
 
4/3/2012 8:51:00 PM
Description: The Buccaneers are seriously considering drafting Alabama running back Trent Richardson and LeGarrette Blount is not happy about it.
Insight: Drafting Richardson would significantly reduce Blount's role in the offense, likely reducing Blount to some sort of short-yardage role. Blount followed up his excellent rookie season (1,007 yards in 13 games) with a mediocre sophomore campaign (781 yards in 14 games). Draft day should be pretty interesting in Tampa Bay.
 

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