|Winslow Townson | Associated Press|
LeGarrette Blount wants to return to the New England Patriots in 2017, and the Pats want LG to return, too.
The only thing stopping the two parties from making a deal is money, and Blount made that known at Wednesday’s Celtics-Cavaliers game. Joining him in attendance were Dion Lewis, Stephon Gilmore and team owner Robert Kraft.
It’s a bit of a sticky situation with the contract and everything, but that didn’t stop Kraft from going over and giving Blount a hug as the team members were seen on the big screen.
Dion Lewis, LeGarrette Blount, Stephon Gilmore, & Robert Kraft are at the @Celtics game tonight.— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) April 6, 2017
Kraft went over & hugged Blount.
After the game, Blount weaved through a group of reporters and said aloud, “See, tell them I still got it. Give me some money.”
LeGarrette Blount, at C's-Cavs, weaves through a group of reporters, turns and says, "See, tell them I still got it. Give me some money."— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) April 6, 2017
It’s hard to blame him for the comment, as he is coming off of a season in which he led the NFL in rushing touchdowns (18) and had 1,161 rushing yards.
The Patriots signed former Cincinnati Bengal running back Rex Burkhead earlier this offseason, to a one-year $3.15 million contract. Blount made just under $4 million in three seasons combined with New England. So, it’s no wonder Blount’s asking for more.
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