Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount Has $50K Weight Bonus For Start Of Training Camp

Field Yates of ESPN reports that Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount can earn $50,000 if he weighs in between 240-245 pounds upon reporting for the start of training camp.

Blount elected to sign a one-year contract with the Eagles worth up to $2.8 million back in May after finding less interest on the open market than many anticipated.

Even so, Blount landed in a pretty good situation, as he should have a large role in the Eagles’ offense this year.

Blount, 30, originally signed on with the Titans as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon back in 2010. He was unable to make the Titans’ 53-man roster during his rookie season but was later claimed off of waivers by the Buccaneers.

Tampa Bay elected to trade Blount to the Patriots in return for Jeff Demps and a late-round pick after three years. Blount had a brief stint with the Steelers before he was cut loose during the 2013 season and later re-signed by the Patriots.

Last year, the Patriots brought Blount back on a one-year, $760,000 contract.

In 2016, Blount rushed for 1,161 yards on 299 carries (3.9 YPC) to go along with 18 rushing touchdowns and seven receptions for 38 yards receiving. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 39 running back out of 62 qualifying players.

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