According to the Stephen F. Holder of the Tampa Bay Times, running back LeGarrette Blount is being shopped by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A year after Doug Martin exploded on the scene; Blount has become an afterthought in the Buccaneers minds.
However, Blount is a viable starting running back and at 26 years old he could help a NFL team, but there are some doubts about him.
In 2010, Blount was claimed off of waivers by the Buccaneers and he played in his first regular-season NFL game in week three, however, Blount recorded his breakout game as a Buccaneer as he accumulated 120 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on 22 carries, and chipped in 9 receiving yards in the Buccaneers' win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Blount became the second undrafted running back in NFL history to accumulate 1000 yards in his rookie year, but the change in coaching staffs in 2012, and the emergence of Martin made Blount expendable. Holder writes:
‘It raises serious questions about the future of Blount -- with the Bucs or any club. Despite his big numbers as a rookie, when he burst onto the scene and rushed for 1,007 yards in 13 games, Blount’s role has been reduced in each of the past two seasons. In 2012, he bottomed out, rushing just 41 times for 151 yards while Doug Martin earned all-rookie honors.
The Bucs’ attempts to trade Blount suggest coaches don’t see his role expanding in 2013, either. If he’s on the roster at the start of the season, do the Bucs keep him? Do they make a last-ditch effort to trade him? Do they cut him?’