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Mutual Interest Between Giants & RB LeGarrette Blount

Ian Rapoport is reporting that there’s “mutual interest” between the Giants and free agent RB LeGarrette Blount.

  • Jordan Raanan confirms there’s interest between the two sides, but adds that there’s nothing imminent at the moment.

This comes just a day after the Bills declined to match the Patriots’ offer sheet for Mike Gillislee, which likely takes New England out of the market for another running back.

Last we heard regarding Blount, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that the Giants were among the teams keeping close tabs on Blount but are waiting for their asking price to come down.

The Giants would make sense as a potential landing spot for Blount, considering that they could use a bigger running back.

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.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.