Jan 11, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) runs for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the second half during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Miami Dolphins expected to pursue signing LeGarrette Blount


The Super Bowl is in less than a week, which means the 30 teams not in the Super Bowl are trying to find ways to make sure they’re getting there next season. One of those teams is the Miami Dolphins who are trying to move as far away from their 2013 campaign as possible.

One of the ways that the team could help improve their roster is by adding some talent in free agency. The Miami Herald suggests that new GM Dennis Hickey’s previous relationship with running back LeGarrette Blount, combined with the his recent success, could lead the Dolphins to pursue him this offseason.

After Tennessee signed and later cut undrafted running back LeGarrette Blountin 2010, Hickey suggested pouncing on him, which Tampa did. He ran for 1007 yards on 5.0 per carry in 2010 and had three solid years before Tampa traded him to New England in 2013. It wouldn’t be surprising if Miami pursues him in free agency this spring.

The New England Patriots want to bring Blount back, and they will especially want to if it means the Miami Dolphins don’t end up with him on their roster in 2014.

Tags: LeGarrette Blount Miami Dolphins New England Patriots

  • finsterbaby

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    • The_Gnome

      And I thought it was another stupid Dolphin’s move. Pursuing a football player to sing for your team. I would have expected to see Mike Tannenbaum make a move like this.

  • mikeellz

    they need to focus on task at hand signing Grimes, Starks, Soliai, and get an O-line ready for next season then you go get that running back ….period…

    • Ali Pendier

      Starks and Soliai are gone, and maybe rightfully so. Their position is just too deep on the team especially with a new GM without loyalty ties to either player

  • Don Devine

    This would be a great signing, in addition to keeping Grimes, Soliai and Starks