The New England Patriots have had their initial offer they tabled to LeGarrette Bount rejected
It is understood that Patriots offered the 30-year old veteran running back a 1-year deal fully guaranteed of $1.5 million for the 2017 season.
Blount signed a LeGarrette Blount signed a 1 year, $1,000,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including a $100,000 signing bonus for the 2016 season and after leading the NFL in touchdowns (18) and running for over 1000 yards, Blount believes he is worth more then the Patriots offer.
It was reported last month that Blount was on the verge of signing with the Green Bay Packers, but the deal broke down because of Blount’s desire to stay in New England.
Now the Patriots are trying to take advantage of this ‘desire’ Blount has with the Patriots offering him contracts well below what he could find on the open market.
The Patriots signed running back Rex Burkhead to go along with Dion Lewis, James White and D.J. Foster in their backfield for 2017, but lack a ‘POWER’ back that Blount provides coach Bill Belichick.
It is understood Blount has given the Patriots another chance to resign him or else he will take up offers from other teams. Blount is reported to want a annual salary of between $4-5 million per season.
Blount is a 2x Super Bowl Champion and has rushed for 5,122 in his career and crossing the line 49 times and is a player Tom Brady wants by his side heading into the 2017 season.
The question is now can the Patriots get a deal sorted out before it is too late