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« : April 27, 2013, 05:29:08 PM »

Since the end of the 2012 season there were whispers that the Buccaneers were interested in trading running back LeGarrette Blount, and on Saturday, the final day of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Bucs shipped Blount to the New England Patriots in return for a seventh-round selection in this year's draft and the rights to former Gator speedster Jeff Demps.

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« #1 : April 27, 2013, 09:28:37 PM »

Steal for the Patriots, I can't wait to see Belichick do wonders with Blount. For once, they might have a star RB.

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« #2 : April 27, 2013, 09:29:21 PM »

That offense of the Patriots is going to be sick.

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« #3 : April 27, 2013, 09:34:06 PM »

I don't see a 7th round selection for the Bucs. What happened to the Pick the Bucs got from NE?

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« #4 : April 27, 2013, 09:35:52 PM »

I don't see a 7th round selection for the Bucs. What happened to the Pick the Bucs got from NE?

Used it to trade up in 6th round for Mike James.


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« #5 : April 27, 2013, 09:43:50 PM »

I don't see a 7th round selection for the Bucs. What happened to the Pick the Bucs got from NE?
We spent it on a running back that ran for 1400 yards and 16 TDs in his entire 4-year college career.

Great trade huh?

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« #6 : April 27, 2013, 09:46:45 PM »

I don't see a 7th round selection for the Bucs. What happened to the Pick the Bucs got from NE?

Used it to trade up in 6th round for Mike James.

Thanks. Got to see very little of the draft.

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« #7 : April 27, 2013, 09:47:29 PM »

I don't see a 7th round selection for the Bucs. What happened to the Pick the Bucs got from NE?
We spent it on a running back that ran for 1400 yards and 16 TDs in his entire 4-year college career.

Great trade huh?

Schiano likes him right? Right?  8)

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« #8 : April 28, 2013, 03:32:59 AM »

Steal for the Patriots, I can't wait to see Belichick do wonders with Blount. For once, they might have a star RB.

Stevan Ridley is already a star RB.

That guy is an animal.

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« #9 : May 05, 2013, 08:06:48 AM »

Blount took a nice paycut to get out the door

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/05/blount-agrees-to-pay-cut-with-patriots/

LeGarrette Blount must have been eager to join the Patriots.

According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, Blount agreed to a significant pay cut that slashes his pay by about $1 million from the contract he just signed with the Buccaneers in March.

Blount was a restricted free agent this year, and he signed a one-year contract with the Bucs that paid him a total of $1.75 million, including $1.25 million in base salary, $350,000 in reporting bonus and a $150,000 workout bonus.

But with the Patriots, Blount has agreed to a new contract that pays him a base salary of just $630,000, and a workout bonus of just $50,000. That was the deal Blount had to agree to for the trade (which sent running back Jeff Demps and a seventh-round pick to Tampa) to be consummated.

Of course, the reality is that Blount probably wasn’t going to make that $1.25 million base salary in Tampa because he probably wasn’t going to make the 53-man roster. And as a restricted free agent who entered the league as an undrafted free agent, Blount had little leverage to negotiate for more.

So Blount must think New England is the right place for him, and he must think the Patriots’ roster is a roster he can make. And he was willing to take a lot less money in a place where he believes he’ll have more job security and a better future.


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« #10 : May 05, 2013, 08:14:16 AM »

He just joined a better organization with a better offense, QB, OL, and HC  with a better chance of winning and now lives in a better city.  It's a great move for him. 


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« #11 : May 05, 2013, 08:19:54 AM »

Blount took a nice paycut to get out the door

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/05/blount-agrees-to-pay-cut-with-patriots/

LeGarrette Blount must have been eager to join the Patriots.

According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, Blount agreed to a significant pay cut that slashes his pay by about $1 million from the contract he just signed with the Buccaneers in March.

Blount was a restricted free agent this year, and he signed a one-year contract with the Bucs that paid him a total of $1.75 million, including $1.25 million in base salary, $350,000 in reporting bonus and a $150,000 workout bonus.

But with the Patriots, Blount has agreed to a new contract that pays him a base salary of just $630,000, and a workout bonus of just $50,000. That was the deal Blount had to agree to for the trade (which sent running back Jeff Demps and a seventh-round pick to Tampa) to be consummated.

Of course, the reality is that Blount probably wasn’t going to make that $1.25 million base salary in Tampa because he probably wasn’t going to make the 53-man roster. And as a restricted free agent who entered the league as an undrafted free agent, Blount had little leverage to negotiate for more.

So Blount must think New England is the right place for him, and he must think the Patriots’ roster is a roster he can make. And he was willing to take a lot less money in a place where he believes he’ll have more job security and a better future.


Unless his character, ambition, and work ethic change dramatically he won't be on the Patriot roster long.. Sadly I think Blount's problems are between his ears and he has the emotional maturity of a  teenager.

Wonder how much of that Patriot money is guaranteed?    So he already gave up $350K and $150K just to make 50K if he shows up for workouts?

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« #12 : May 05, 2013, 11:10:14 PM »

He just joined a better organization with a better offense, QB, OL, and HC  with a better chance of winning and now lives in a better city.  It's a great move for him.

OL is questionable. We may be better.

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