By Steve Kelly
LeGarrette Blount has changed teams four times in his career.
He started with the Tampa Bay Bucs, went to New England for two years, and signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014.
He was released that November after leaving the field early during a Steelers win (in which he was used sparingly). He was picked up again by the Patriots a short time later and made his way to the Eagles after posting a standout season.
Blount has been welcomed with open arms by the Eagles’ locker room, and he has benefitted from having a veteran like Sproles teach him the finer points of the system.
“I don’t think there was a hole I had to fill or void I had to fill, it was just [about] adding a lot more weapons around Carson, giving him the opportunity to be better and grow as a quarterback,” Blount said. “He’s a young guy, it’s only his second year — just taking a lot of responsibility off of him. I think he’s going to be a really special player, but it takes a lot of responsibility off him and what he’s called on doing.
“They were 7-9 last year. They were pretty close in a lot of games. Carson is going to be a really good quarterback; he’s going to be something special. I think they’re building something good here and I just want to be a part of it.”