Pats' LeGarrette Blount on way to Giants backfield?

Ross Houston
April 25, 2017

Blount seemingly hoped to reunite with the Patriots, but his former team instead signed both Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is reporting that there is "mutual interest" between Blount and the Giants, and that there could be "a potential match before the draft".

The Giants had been linked to Peterson throughout the offseason, but the Vikings star struck a deal with New Orleans on Tuesday.

Although Blount hasn't openly flirted with the Giants as Adrian Peterson had done before him, he has made it known that he's extremely close with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., even claiming he's as close as family.

The draft is loaded with talented running backs, backs who are younger and will be cheaper to sign than Blount.

Gillislee had 577 yards and eight touchdowns for the Bills last season as a backup to starter LeSean McCoy. He carried the ball 299 times (second-most in the league) for 1,161 yards and a league-leading 18 touchdowns. Would you like to see the Giants sign Blount? They know this could end up being their last chance to really get a roster spot before rookie contracts need to be negotiated. Now that off the market, Blount might be their best option. Blount may want to seal a deal before Thursday's draft.

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