- Reiss adds that Blount probably has more value to the Patriots than other NFL teams, which could help his chances of being back in New England next year.
Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald previously mentioned that he doesn’t expect the Patriots to offer Blount much more than a two-year contract worth $2 million.
Blount, 27, came over in trade with Tampa Bay last year for RB Jeff Demps and a 2013 seventh-round draft pick.
Clearly, the Patriots got the better end of this deal given that Blount finished the season with 772 yards rushing (5 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns. Blount totaled just one yard less than Stevan Ridley.
Things weren’t looking very good for Blount before the Patriots brought him in, so there is a chance that he would be willing to work with them to find a reasonable balance regarding a new contract.
Blount comes in as the No. 81 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.