NFL News: According to reports, Eagles impending free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount has put off contract talks with the team and will test free agency.
Blount, 31, signed a one-year/$1.25M deal with the Eagles last offseason and is willing to test the open market next month to see what else is available.
Blount, however, says he has interest in re-signing with the Eagles, but mentioned that it’s too early to tell if it’s an option: “It’s early, so we’ll see,” Blount said. “Obviously, I like it a lot there. They like me a lot there. It’s a mutual respect and mutual agreement thing about how we feel about each other. You guys know how I feel about the guys, the team. I love those guys. I can’t stay enough about Duce just for the simple fact of how well I was coached there and how good he helped me understand things. I feel like Duce is one of the best running back coaches, one of the best coaches I’ve ever had in my entire life. Obviously, I want to be a part of that for a while so we’ll see how it goes.” Blount appeared in 16 regular season games (11 starts) and rushed for 766 yards on 173 attempts (4.4 YPC) and two touchdowns. In addition, Blount hauled in eight receptions for 50 yards and a score.
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