LeGarrette Blount calls Eagles 'perfect fit'

by: Ryan Hannable on Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:03am

It seemed like the Patriots wanted LeGarrette Blount back and Blount wanted to return, but in the end it just didn’t work out.

The Patriots signed running backs Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee this offseason and then Blount signed a one-year-deal with the Eagles this week.

Speaking for the first time with the Philadelphia media, Blount called the Eagles a “perfect fit.”

“This is a perfect fit for me,” Blount said to reporters. “I’ve done everything I wanted to do. I won two Super Bowls with those guys. I don’t regret a single second of being there because I loved it there. They had some of the best years of football that you could ever remember.”

Added Blount: “I chose the Eagles for the reason of me fitting in really good here [and] the chance of me making the team, having a championship run, having a banner season. And they’re a really good team. They’re a really good team before I came. I just want to fit in.”

Blount will be part of a running back by committee with the Eagles, but that doesn’t bother him in the least.

“I’ve played with other running backs before,” he said. “I split time with Stevan Ridley. I split with Cadillac Williams [in Tampa Bay]. I’ve split with guys before, so it doesn’t bother me.”

The 30-year-old led the NFL with 18 rushing touchdowns last season, and his legacy in New England is certainly a positive one by winning two Super Bowls.