Report: Blount signs two-year deal with Steelers

Report: Blount signs two-year deal with Steelers
March 28, 2014, 3:30 pm

LeGarrette Blount is a Pittsburgh Steeler.

The now former Patriots running back was in Pittsburgh on Friday for a meeting with the Steelers, and didn't leave there before signing a two-year deal, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

Wilson also reports that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was "instrumental" in convincing Blount to join the team.

Blount jumped back onto the NFL scene with the Patriots last year after falling out of favor with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Blount rushed for 772 yards and seven touchdowns on 153 carries for a whopping 5.0 yards per carry.

Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran wrote earlier on Friday that the Steelers would be smart to lock him up.

Mike Giardi has more on Blount going to Pittsburgh: