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LeGarrette Blount willing to split carries but unsure of role with Eagles

May 18th, 2017 at 4:12 PM
Aggregated By Sports Media 101

When the Eagles officially signed running back LeGarrette Blount on Thursday morning, the team added the biggest missing piece of its backfield puzzle. 

A huge piece of the puzzle. 

While the impact of the Blount signing won’t be known for a while, there’s no denying the running back’s literal size. The newest hulking Eagle showed up for his introductory press conference testing the seams on the sleeves of his new long-sleeve shirt. 

The 30-year-old Blount is listed by the Eagles at 6-foot, 250 pounds, although a quick spin around the World Wide Web will produce several different variations of weight. 

So just how much does he weigh? 

“The weight I need to be at,” he said with a smile. 

OK then. 

Blount used his 250-pound (or whatever) frame to plow into the end zone a league-leading 18 times with the Patriots last season. He was equally as impressive in short-yardage situations, where he converted 13 of 19 attempts. 

At 250 pounds, Blount is by far the Eagles’ biggest running back. In fact, the only players heavier than him on the roster are linemen and tight ends. Because of his size and ability in short-yardage situations, it seems …

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Tags: Dave Zangaro, Eagles, Eagles running back, Howie Roseman, LeGarrette Blount

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