Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 11/19/14
According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, running back LeGarrette Blount took a pay cut after being traded to the Patriots just two weeks ago. Blount was scheduled to earn $1.2 million in base salary with the Buccaneers in 2013, with additional bonus money, but the deal was slashed to $630,000 with the Patriots (and is reduced to $358,000, via a split, if he lands on injured reserve). Blount can also earn a $50,000 workout bonus in New England. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick did say they received good value when trading for Blount.  Aside from acquiring a proven player (Blount) and giving up one that’s unproven (Jeff Demps), Blount’s contract ends up being a good deal for the Pats.   Need NFL Tickets?
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