Found November 01, 2011 on Bucs Beat:
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LeGarrette Blount is back. Back as the Bucs starting tailback. Back as the third down back. Back as the every down back he hoped to be when the season started. After missing two games with a left knee sprain,  Blount will return to the lineup Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. More importantly, with Earnest Graham lost for the season with a torn right Achilles, Blount also will remain on the field on most third down situations. "Oh yeah, I know I'm going to play third downs in this game,'' Blount said. "I'm probably not going to play all of them, but I know I'm going to play quite a few of them. I've shown that I know the protections and I know the routes and everything and I can catch the ball, so that's going to help us out tremendously. It's going to let me stay in the game a little bit longer and play a lot more snaps, so I'm excited.'' When Blount needs a break, either Kregg Lumpkin or Mosis Madu will spell him on third ...
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