Published: Sun, March 18, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Detroit Lions sign 3-time Super Bowl champion RB

Detroit Lions sign 3-time Super Bowl champion RB

According to multiple reports, the deal is worth $4.5 million. Blount finished last season with 173 carries for 766 yards and two touchdowns, as well as eight receptions for 50 yards and one touchdown for the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. He saved one of his best performances for Super Bowl LII, running for 90 yards and a touchdown in a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots, his former team with whom he won a ring in Super Bowl LI. They have signed Blount to a 1-year $4.5 million deal. He previously played for the New England Patriots, who used to employ Detroit general manager Bob Quin and coach Matt Patricia. That was also the only time in that span the Lions have had a 1,000-yard rusher (Reggie Bush ran for 1,006 yards that year). They haven't had a running back gain at least 100 yards in a game in four seasons and the Lions averaged 76.3 yards rushing and 3.4 yards a carry - last in the National Football League - during the 2017 season. He had no carries in the second game of the season at Kansas City, but did not complain.

"I think our running backs, you know, they didn't perform as good as everyone thought", Quinn said about his running backs in January. "Every year there's about 30 percent turnover on teams, so you're never going to have the same team year to year".

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Blount, 31, was one of several veteran free agents the Lions considered in their search for help in the backfield.

(97.1 The Ticket) After a long search, the Lions have found their veteran running back.

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