The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms on a contract with former New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount on a two-year deal according to Aaron Wilson.
LeGarrette Blount has agreed to a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to league sources
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 28, 2014
Wilson tweeted that the Ravens were interested in the 27-year-old Blount as were the Patriots but not at the cost the Steelers were willing to pay for Blount who is coming off a 773-yard season with seven touchdowns after resurrecting his career with New England.
The 250-pound back fits the mold of a Steelers running back like Jerome Bettis and Bam Morris and will be a nice option to backup last year’s second round pick, Le’Veon Bell, who is not in danger of losing his starting spot to Blount.
Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The Steelers expressed in interest in signing Maurice Jones-Drew earlier in the week but ultimately passed on him in favor of Blount.