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Lions' LeGarrette Blount: Efficient in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blount suited up for Friday's preseason opener against the Raiders and rushed five times for 21 yards.

Blount got the start but didn't see a whole lot of work, as the Lions took it easy on a number of their first-string players including quarterback Matthew Stafford, who didn't even play. Nonetheless, the bruising veteran was relatively efficient with his carries and made it out of the game injury-free before letting rookie Kerryon Johnson take the reins of the backfield. The next chance to see Blount in action will be during Detroit's second preseason game next Friday against the Giants.

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Lions' LeGarrette Blount: Cleared for practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blount (undisclosed) is back at practice Monday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Blount was removed from Sunday's practice early but won't miss any additional time. While his roster spot and short-yardage role aren't in any danger, Blount could lose carries to Kerryon Johnson if the rookie looks sharp during training camp and the preseason. With Theo Riddick locked in on passing downs and Ameer Abdullah hoping for a minor role, the Lions are clearly headed for a committee approach in their backfield.

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Lions' LeGarrette Blount: Leaves Sunday's practice early
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Blount left Sunday's practice early with an undisclosed injury, Kyle Meinke of reports.

Blount reportedly walked off the field under his own power, so it appears to be a minor issue. That said, additional updates should be provided regarding the location and severity of the injury shortly. Blount is currently penciled in as the Lions' starting running back, but if he does miss time, the likes of Theo Riddick and Kerryon Johnson would be in line for more reps in the backfield.

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Lions' LeGarrette Blount: Splitting first-team work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blount, Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick all got significant run with the first-team offense at June minicamp, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

With second-round pick Kerryon Johnson also in the mix for playing time, Detroit likely will open the season with a backfield committee. Riddick's role as the passing-down back is the one sure thing, though it's also a good bet Blount will handle goal-line and short-yardage carries. The big question is how snaps will be divided on early downs, with Blount and Johnson likely competing for the lead role, and Abdullah potentially also in the mix for snaps. The Lions should take a big step forward in run blocking, after last offseason's big-money signings of RG T.J. Lang and RT Rick Wagner were outweighed by the impact of injuries across the offensive line. In addition to procuring Blount and Johnson this offseason, Detroit drafted C/G Frank Ragnow at No. 20 overall and hired an experienced O-line coach in Jeff Davidson. The 31-year-old Blount signed a one-year, $2 million guaranteed contract, with another $2.5 million available via incentives.

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Lions' LeGarrette Blount: Gets $2 million guaranteed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blount's one-year contract with the Lions includes $2 million guaranteed and another $2.5 million available in incentives, per Ben Volin of The Boston Globe.

Blount actually settled for a much smaller contract last offseason on the heels of an 18-touchdown 2016 campaign, signing with the Eagles for $1.25 million. He only scored three times in the regular season for Philadelphia, but his average of 4.4 yards on 173 carries at least proved that his previous success wasn't solely a product of the surrounding talent in New England. The 31-year-old then capped off his season by hitting paydirt in each of Philadelphia's three playoff games, highlighted by a 14-90-1 rushing line against his former team in the Super Bowl. Blount will get most of the short-yardage/goal-line work in Detroit, with a good chance to also lead the way on early downs between the 20s. Theo Riddick is locked in as the pass-catching back, while Ameer Abdullah's unimpressive track record through three seasons largely accounts for the incentive to sign Blount. It remains to be seen if this will be an all-out committee, or if Abdullah and Tion Green will be squeezed out of the rotation.

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