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Report: LeGarrette Blount gets 50K if he weighs 240-245 pounds at start of camp

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After running back LeGarrette Blount signed with the Eagles in May, he said that he was the “weight I need to be at” when asked about his physical condition.

He reportedly has some financial incentive to get to the weight the Eagles want him at for the coming season. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Blount will make $50,000 if he weighs between 240-245 pounds when he reports to training camp next month.

Blount was listed at 250 pounds while with the Patriots last season, which doesn’t leave him with a tremendous amount of weight to drop if he was around that number this offseason. A minimal drop in weight makes sense as Blount’s greatest value to the Eagles comes as a battering ram and the team wouldn’t want to make him less effective in that role by losing too much of his bulk.

Players start reporting to Eagles camp on July 24 with the first full-team practice set for July 27.

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15 Responses to “Report: LeGarrette Blount gets 50K if he weighs 240-245 pounds at start of camp”
  1. fakebookfreddy says: Jun 28, 2017 10:12 AM

    Nice. I will try this with my wife.

  2. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: Jun 28, 2017 10:35 AM

    Pfft, $50k is peanuts to these guys. A night out at the club.

  3. whenwilliteverend says: Jun 28, 2017 11:13 AM

    I’m still not a big fan of these incentives for players to be in shape. That should be what it means to be a professional.

  4. guyjuneguyjune says: Jun 28, 2017 11:25 AM

    $50,000 for losing 5 lbs? Wow! I’ll do it! Oh, I forgot I don’t play football and I’m over 75.

  5. MichaelEdits says: Jun 28, 2017 11:41 AM

    If I ever signed a contract that included losing weight, we would classify that particular bonus as an “unlikely to be earned incentive.”

  6. tremoluxman says: Jun 28, 2017 11:43 AM

    Wow. Paying a guy extra to properly do a job he’s already paid handsomely to do. Makes perfect sense — in Bizarro World.

  7. largejk says: Jun 28, 2017 11:53 AM

    Story might have been better had the “reporter” actually did some work to find out what he weighs now, just saying!

  8. bullcharger says: Jun 28, 2017 11:58 AM

    Blount has never had a weight issue. That will be easy.

  9. imodan says: Jun 28, 2017 12:19 PM

    Blount will “burn” through that 50 G in no time!

  10. silvernblacksabbath says: Jun 28, 2017 12:31 PM

    How pathetic… And they call them ‘professional athletes’.

  11. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Jun 28, 2017 12:42 PM

    Get’s tougher every year to stay trim, especially if munchies are involved.

  12. rcali says: Jun 28, 2017 12:50 PM

    I think “Rocky” was a good pick up for the Eagles. Hopefully he carries the attitude he had with the Patriots. Usually doesn’t work that way, but Eagles fans can hope.

  13. jkb0162 says: Jun 28, 2017 12:55 PM

    245. I think I could make that. Where’s my 50K?

  14. nhpats says: Jun 28, 2017 1:05 PM

    Blount is a beast…..and surprisingly fast in the open field. Not sure it is a good idea to try and “trim him down”

  15. bathroombenlovemachine says: Jun 28, 2017 1:07 PM

    Que all the Eagles haters that will remind Eagles fans that the Eagles have No Super Bowl Rings and the other teams in the NFC East have MULTIPLE SUPERBOWL RINGS

    Cowboys 5
    Giants 4
    Redskins 3
    Eagles No Super Bowl Rings

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