The Steelers were really the biggest suitor for the services of runningback LeGarrette Blount, and after a visit today, they've secured him as their backup to sohpomore Le'Veon Bell.
LeGarrette Blount has agreed to a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to league sources
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 28, 2014
The Patriots had apparently had interest in re-signing the runner, but certainly have bigger priorities on their team. Currently they have a good stable of backs with Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley and Brandon Bolden. The problem is that both Vereen and Ridley will be free agents after this year. Look for the team to draft another back come May's draft.
Blount will be leaving New England after his one year that was mostly mediocore with a big exclamation mark at the end.
Patriots fans loved the ground and pound, hard-nosed style that Blount brought to the Patriots offense. For a short while, this was looking like an old school running football team. Blount had 613 total yards and 8 touchdowns in the span of just three games at the end of last season. The Broncos ruined all hopes of a throwback Championship run though, taking Blount away in the AFC championship game and dominated the Patriots offensively.