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, which was quickly rejected by the League leading Touchdown scorer on the ground with 18 touchdowns in 2016.
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.
He produced a career season in 2016, with the former Oregon star running back carrying the ball 299 times for 1,161 yards and a career high 18 touchdowns.
Blount has stated he would “love” to stay with the Patriots, but needs to do what is right for his family and believes he should be rewarded for leading the number of touchdowns scored on the ground.
Blount’s playing time diminished at the end of the season and into the playoffs as James White and Deon Lewis took a larger role, which did not sit well with Blount according to sources.
At 30 years old and Blount showed he still what it takes to be damaging on the ground and a number of teams believe Blount would be a perfect fit for their organisation.
The Oakand Raiders hopes of landing retired Marshawn Lynch from the Seattle Seahawks is believed to be much harder then they first thought, as the Seahawks are requesting a high price tag and the Raiders want no part of it and it looks like they have moved on from that option.’
Remarkable the leading rushing touchdown scorer of 2016 is still available as a free agent and with everyday he is left unsigned his value decreases.
The Oakland Raiders surprisingly let their No.1 running back in Latavius Murray simply walk into free agency and into the hands of the Vikings.
Now things are getting desperate and the Oakland Raiders are now holding talks with Blount’s management, hope the 30-year will come over for a visit and a tour of their facilities.
Derek Carr needs support on the ground to move the chains and Blount is certainly a running back that could work in a Oakland offense.
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.