LeGarrette Blount wants to return to the Patriots

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LeGarrette Blount enjoyed a career year in New England en route to winning his second Super Bowl title with the team, and he's hungry for more.

The burly running back is keeping an open mind, but he wants to return to the Patriots next season.

FOX Sports:

“I just want to make sure that I go to this free agency with an open mind knowing that I definitely want to go back to New England,” Blount said on “NFL Total Access.” “I love it there. I love the culture. I love the players. I’ve become close with a lot of the guys.

Blount was a huge part of the Patriots' three-headed rushing attack, rushing for 1161 yards and 18 touchdowns, the most for a running back in 2016-2017. Blount had only rushed for over 1000 yards one other time in his career, which was his rookie season with Tampa Bay in 2010.

The market for a 30-year-old running back with his bruising style may not be enormous, so the Patriots can probably bring him back on the cheap. There's no reason they shouldn't, as he's a great compliment to the smaller James White and Dion Lewis.

Blount is also tough to tackle, which can easily wear down opposing defenses. Just ask the Steelers.

Moral of the story: don't skip leg day.

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