According to multiple reports, the Patriots have re-signed running back LeGarrette Blount to a two-year deal, pending a physical. ESPN's Josina Anderson was the first to report the news.
Blount enjoyed a solid season in New England in 2013, rushing for 772 yards on 153 carries (5-yard average) with seven touchdowns. He also had a huge game in the postseason against the Colts, picking up 166 yards and four touchdowns in the divisional playoff win in Foxborough.
Blount signed as free agent with Pittsburgh during the offseason and served as Leveon Bell's backup. He rushed for 266 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Steelers but had only five carries over the last two games. Blount complained about his inactivity and was waived shortly after Pittsburgh's Monday night win over Tennessee in which he did not receive a single carry.
After going unclaimed, Blount was in Foxborough on Wednesday and signed with his previous team, where he'll likely share carries with Jonas Gray. Gray is coming off a huge night against the Colts in which he picked up 201 yards and four touchdowns on 37 carries.
ESPNBoston.com reported that defensive lineman Casey Walker will be released to make room for Blount.