The Steelers got the backfield help they wanted.
Aaron Wilson of National Football Post reports the Steelers reached a two-year deal with Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount on Friday.
Blount comes off a productive one-season stint with New England, which acquired him late last April. Blount proved a key addition to the Patriots’ backfield, gaining 772 yards and scoring seven touchdowns in regular season play. He played especially well in the latter stages of the season, highlighted by a four-TD performance against the Colts in the divisional playoffs.
Blount (6-0, 250) will be the primary complement to Le’Veon Bell in the Steelers’ backfield. His departure from New England leaves Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden as the Patriots’ top three tailbacks.