Patriots make a deal with Blount

The signing of the running back with the Philadelphia Eagles has not only cleared the landscape in the backfield of New England but comes with a ‘gift’ for the club.

A while back, I wrote about the clever maneuver that the New England Patriots made in relation to the running back LeGarrette Blount, who was offered on May 9 that allowed them to win whatever was the final destination of the New England Patriots or the rest of the National Football League.

Let’s add one more positive to the guys from Massachusetts.

Following the signing of Blount by the Philadelphia Eagles for a year and can reach up to $ 2.8 million if it meets the various incentives contained in the agreement, it remained to know what the balance would be for the Patriots.

It turns out to be the ‘progress adequately’.

The ‘tender’ formula of May 9

In that smart move we mentioned, the Patriots kept their backs. If by July 22 he had not signed with any team, he would return to the Patriots for a modest salary of 1.1 million by 2017. If that was not the case, Blount’s new ‘boss’ would award several rounds for his hiring.

According to the website,, the first assessment that has been made of this agreement is that the Patriots would win a fourth and a fifth round by the Blount march, elections that would go to New England for which it is a real gold mine.

(See Tom Brady for more information.)

In addition, it clarifies a little the excess of players that are in the current roster of the club, that never comes bad, although the continuity of Blount supposed a real enigma, one that perhaps not happened to continue in the equipment already initiated the season With no sign of Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead signing in the free agency and who had even given his 29th back to cornerback DJ Killings, a free agent who has not been selected in the draft.

However, none of the above is carved in stone because of the complex formulas that are used to calculate those compensatory rounds in the NFL and rival the quest to find the secrets of the Philosopher’s Stone… or something like that.

What is very clear is that even when the Patriots lose a player, which is moment for the recollection for the importance that had in the scheme of the Emperor Palpatine, digooo, Bill Belichick, the truth is that they find the way to gaining.

And without deflating balls even.