As of Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers now have an experienced running back on the roster to back up starter Le’Veon Bell in 2014.
According to the National Football Post, the Steelers have come to terms on a two-year contract with former New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, but financials of the deal are not yet known.
Blount, who was traded by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Patriots last April for a player and a seventh-round draft pick, rushed for 772 regular season yards and seven touchdowns on 153 carries in 2013.
The Oregon product was originally signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2010, but waived after initially making the 53 man roster.
In Pittsburgh, Blount will likely fill the roles that former Steelers running backs Jonathan Dwyer and Felix Jones played in 2013. Those two backs combined for 97 carries and 381 rushing yards.