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Report: LeGarrette Blount had offers from Cardinals and Giants

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With LeGarrette Blount deciding to take the Eagles’ offer this morning, one of the more interesting subplots might be the teams he spurned.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the veteran running back had offers from the Giants and the Cardinals before he decided to go to Philadelphia.

While the Giants were one of the usual suspects in the pursuit of Blount, the Cardinals weren’t an obvious candidate and hadn’t previously been mentioned in that pursuit.

Coach Bruce Arians spoke earlier this offseason about giving running back David Johnson 30 touches a game, and Johnson said he was ready for such a workload.

But if they were interested in adding Blount, it indicates some degree of concern about his workload, at least in goal line and short-yardage situations.

The Cardinals have Andre Ellington in reserve and used a fifth-round pick on running back T.J. Logan, but there isn’t a like-for-like for Blount on the roster. So the idea they thought about adding him is interesting as to how they’d have used a known commodity while keeping the ball in Johnson’s hands as much as possible.

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12 Responses to “Report: LeGarrette Blount had offers from Cardinals and Giants”
  1. ampats says: May 17, 2017 11:06 AM

    Good for LG ! Glad to see him get paid .

    NFCE looking very interesting this season.

  2. 23rdusernameused says: May 17, 2017 11:12 AM

    Good choice Blount! Gints and cards on the downward trajectory and philly is moving on up + should be a grat OL you get to run behind as long as Lane is off the juice!

  3. therealtrenches says: May 17, 2017 11:16 AM

    I thought the g-men were going to sign him weeks ago. He would’ve been a perfect fit there. I’m surprised that they couldn’t close the deal.

  4. niners816 says: May 17, 2017 11:32 AM

    I don’t hate the Cardinals or anything like that like I should, but Arians is such a snake. Always throwing his guys under the bus, making excuses, lying. Dude is such a clown. Cardinals fans deserve better. That hurt to say.

  5. kamthechancellor says: May 17, 2017 11:32 AM

    He should be thankful he didn’t go to the House of Cards. They win real titles in NE. In Arizona they hang a banner if they can beat Seattle once in the season.

  6. cakesw says: May 17, 2017 12:11 PM

    Oh nice…

    Now Seattle fans are propping up the New England Dynasty.

    As opposed to their awesome one year dynasty…( That they feel 96% responsible for)

  7. eagleslayer says: May 17, 2017 12:50 PM

    Clearly, the power in the NFC East has shifted with the signing of this 30 year-old backup RB in late May.

    🙂

  8. AFT Editor says: May 17, 2017 1:31 PM

    Actually the Cards moved Ellington to WR so we need another decent back and would’ve been a great 1/ 2 punch. Looks like Ryan Mathews is coming available pretty soon so who knows.

  9. mongo3401 says: May 17, 2017 1:32 PM

    Glad he found a team he liked

  10. jag1959 says: May 17, 2017 6:24 PM

    Way to get it done Reese. Another lose/lose, the Giants loss is Philly’s gain. Blount is a very serviceable power back and was available for short money. The Iggles just got better, no one was concerned about Matthews in the trenches.

  11. Drunk Uncle says: May 17, 2017 7:02 PM

    Nice to see the Cardinals in the Seahawks’ heads already.

  12. theuglitruth says: May 19, 2017 3:37 PM

    Seahawks…lol. You mean drama pigeons of the NFC West.

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