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

LeGarrette Blount agrees to two-year deal with Pittsburgh Steelers

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.

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.

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