Bucs trying to trade LeGarrette Blount

AP

The Buccaneers signed running back LeGarrette Blount to a one-year contract before the start of free agency, but that doesn’t mean he’ll play in Tampa this season.

In fact, the Bucs are trying to trade Blount, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

That’s no surprise. Blount was brought in by the previous regime in Tampa and never seemed like a good fit with head coach Greg Schiano. And in 2012 Blount was largely phased out of the offense in favor of rookie Doug Martin: Blount carried just 41 times for 151 yards, while Martin got the bulk of the carries and finished the season with 319 carries for 1,454 yards.

Blount is only 26 years old and only three years removed from a rookie season in which he carried 201 times for 1,007 yards, so it wouldn’t be surprising if some other team figures he’s worth a draft pick in a trade. Blount could provide value to some other team, even if the Bucs are ready to move on.

65 responses to “Bucs trying to trade LeGarrette Blount

  1. Blount is still a beast. He’s got fresh legs and look at his tape to see what he can do since they stopped using him in TB. He would be the Jets starter. I think a lot of teams should take a look at him: Arizona, St. Louis, New York Jets, even the Eagles or Green Bay. There are probably others as well.

  2. thats weird, why sign him just to try and trade him later, when they resigned him i was like wtf? they never played him last year and why not let him sign with a team that will use him

  3. Anyone who punches those annoying little blue Boise State Broncos is OK by me. #haditcoming

  4. I can see him being a Steeler… He has a little bit of “Bettis” in his running style…

  5. He’s a good back. Realisitically, what could the Steelers have that TB would want in return trade, as fair value, that the Steelers could afford to give up?

    No, seriously?

  6. Pointless to trade for Blount with goodells newest abomination making power backs extinct. I bet Atlanta wish it could undo the Steven Jackson signing for that matter

  7. Those of you with concerns about his value given the new proposed rule against backs lowering their heads…Blount doesn’t run like that…he runs pretty upright…like a bigger, more athletic Eddie George…with rocks in his head.

  8. I think to those who haven’t seen a full Blount game, you are enamored with his highlight runs. Those ware nice. The other 12-14 carries a game for 2 yards or less, well those kinda suck. And blocking for your QB? No shot. Goalline back? Nope, useless there. I’ll be surprised if they do better than a 4th.

  9. Blount can probably find a starting role with Arizona, Rams, Green Bay and others, but I wouldn’t mind if Reggie McKenzie tried to grab him for the Raiders. McFadden is guaranteed to get injured at some point so having Blount ready to step in would be great.

  10. Steeley McBeam says:Mar 18, 2013 1:15 PM

    Go. Get. Him. Steelers.

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    I.Q. of a Steelers Fan,

    I. Can’t. Spell. In. Complete. Sentences.

  11. ESPN.com and John Clayton report that Tampa Bay is in serious discussions with the Steelers front office that will send Lagarrette Blount and a 4th Rd pick to Pittsburgh for Emmanuel Sanders. Also don’t be surprised to see Troy Palomalu on the move…for the right offer that is.

  12. thereisfootballwestofjersey says:
    Mar 18, 2013 1:24 PM
    Anyone who punches those annoying little blue Boise State Broncos is OK by me. #haditcoming
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    Not twitter #tool

  13. “zam0854 says:
    Mar 18, 2013 2:00 PM
    ESPN.com and John Clayton report that Tampa Bay is in serious discussions with the Steelers front office that will send Lagarrette Blount and a 4th Rd pick to Pittsburgh for Emmanuel Sanders. Also don’t be surprised to see Troy Palomalu on the move…for the right offer that is.”

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    No report of that anywhere.

  14. mrphatal says:Mar 18, 2013 1:59 PM

    Steeley McBeam says:Mar 18, 2013 1:15 PM

    Go. Get. Him. Steelers.

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    I.Q. of a Steelers Fan,

    I. Can’t. Spell. In. Complete. Sentences.

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    Its called emphasis. Need me to define that for you?

  15. Steeley McBeam says:Mar 18, 2013 2:21 PM

    mrphatal says:Mar 18, 2013 1:59 PM

    Steeley McBeam says:Mar 18, 2013 1:15 PM

    Go. Get. Him. Steelers.

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    I.Q. of a Steelers Fan,

    I. Can’t. Spell. In. Complete. Sentences.

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    Its called emphasis. Need me to define that for you?

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    Maybe you should just try out for the cheerleading squad..

    Go. Fight. Win.
    \wrist

  16. I like this physical runner who is able to leap over would be tacklers too. Not so sure Jerry Jones is in any position to deal but with him not bringing back felix Jones, getting Blount would be a good pick up.

  17. wow, you guys are really stupid; Trading Revis for Blount, 2nd pick and 3rd picks? really? Did u know that tampa bay already offered 1st pick next year and 3rd pick this year? but the Jets wanted 1st pick this year, not next year.. so that why they not making any progress.. jeez, u guys are worse than ur tampa bay GM… 2nd pick for revis…. IN YOUR DREAM! MUST HAVE 1ST, 3RD, and Blount THIS YEAR OR NO DEAL!

  18. simplegodfather says: Mar 18, 2013 3:13 PM

    wow, you guys are really stupid; Trading Revis for Blount, 2nd pick and 3rd picks? really? Did u know that tampa bay already offered 1st pick next year and 3rd pick this year? but the Jets wanted 1st pick this year, not next year.. so that why they not making any progress.. jeez, u guys are worse than ur tampa bay GM… 2nd pick for revis…. IN YOUR DREAM! MUST HAVE 1ST, 3RD, and Blount THIS YEAR OR NO DEAL!

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    That’s fine. The Bucs can wait a year when Revis is a free agent and the Jets will get nothing for him. The Jets have ZERO leverage.

    J-O-K-E … JETS, JETS, JETS

  19. Blount to Dallas for Mike Jenkins.. Makes perfect sense for both teams. the Bucs need corners and the Cowboys need a back up for Demarco Murray

  20. I actually think Blount’s a decent back, if one dimensional, but I’m not sure why a team would give up a pick for him. At the risk of severely undervaluing him, I feel like instead of giving another team a late round pick I’d rather just take a shot on a running back of my own who, if nothing else, doesn’t have three seasons of NFL mileage on him.

  21. 72fish says:
    Mar 18, 2013 1:55 PM
    I say the Dolphins make a run at him…would be a good pickup with Bush gone.

    I doubt it. Philbin is big on character and toeing the company line. Remember who were apart of that meeting last year on Hard Knocks when OchoCinco got cut? It was Reggie Bush..gone, Karlos Dansby…gone & Jake Long…gone.

  22. jayhit says:
    Mar 18, 2013 1:54 PM
    Need a ground and pound guy like this in Pittsburgh dywer isn’t cutting it

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    Say what????????????? Umm he was the ONLY guy cutting it last year…did you watch one single game????????? Gawd glasses please!!!!!

  23. aheezybaby says: Mar 18, 2013 1:37 PM

    rodgers like em…def could imagine him in green bay

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    Trust me when I say Rodgers along with any Packer fan like myself could imagine him in Green Bay. Any stinking RB worth a damn. This dog and pony-less show is wearing thin and the Packers would be much more tough to prepare for with an actual running game. That said, not sure the O-line in Green Bay can run block, no matter who is behind Rodgers.

    I have a hunch Ahmad Bradshaw is wearing Green ‘n Gold before the end of the week though.

  24. If Blount would hit the hole like a man I swear he would be the best back in the league. He tip toes through it to much. He’s still a good RB, Steelers seem like a perfect fit.

  25. The guy wasn’t done that bad in Tampa as a Buc fan, wish Sully could’ve incorporated him more in the offense last year. It probably didn’t happen because of Doug Martin & his liability in the pass protection, either way a weapon is a weapon & this guy is a weapon!!!! If we could get anything for him it’ll be great because it’s not like we’re using him & we got him for nothing! Some say he doesn’t have great hands but I believe it was the way he was using him I mean I don’t think the guy is a Marshall Faulk but I think if you give him a shot he can serviceable with screens & safety valves in the passing game! As a Buc fan let’s get something for him because we can use it on corner back help asap!!!!!!!!

  26. Nobody watches preseason football, I guess. Blount fumbled a bunch of times, which gave Doug Martin the crease he needed to crack the starting lineup and TB never looked back.

    Who would you play? Slumping, slow-footed fumbler, or guy who put up 200+ yards Week 1?

    I can see Blount in Denver, but they like playing their homegrown 3rd-stringers too much to give up anything in trade for a back. A run game would sure help prop Peyton’s window open though wouldn’t it?

  27. As a Raven fan I’d love to see this guy in pittsburgh. Big Ben has his hands full trying to not get killed on every pass play, so if they added one of the worst blocking backs in the NFL it would please me greatly.

  28. So. Any misconceptions about Blount. First…he did NOT fumble a buch of times in preseason…he barely played.

    Second, Blount IS a pass catcher as well. He’s had almost no drops when given opportunities.

    Third…he is NOT giving the Bucs a headache…he is actually a great teammate and has not gotten in trouble.

    Forth…the Bucs did NOT hire someone to wake him up…that is a myth perpetrated by an unnamed source without the balls to put his name behind the statement.

    Doug Martin got the start because of his draft position and he was more fine-tuned than Blount. Personally, I hope no one wants him because he is the perfect guy to step in if Martin is injured.

    He is easily worth a 3rd rounder. Maybe even a second…because whoever gets him will end up with a 1200-1400 yard rusher…provided Goodell doesn’t get his way.

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