Are Bucs Shopping LeGarrette Blount?March 9th, 2013
Joe was as shocked as the next hungover Bucs fan this morning when he learned Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik inked little-used and recently ineffective running back LeGarrette Blount to a new pact.
But this is a potential smokescreen writes good guy CBSSports.com’s NFL insider Jason LaCanfora, who has been told Dominik is shopping Blount to other clubs.
Blount could fetch a mid-round pick in return — some have suggested a fifth-round pick — and with him not being a part of the offense much last year under new coach Greg Schiano, and with rookie runner Doug Martin coming off an exceptional season, it makes sense that Tampa Bay would try to get a pick in return for Blount.
Thus a trade would be a win-win, and with Detroit among the teams in need of a back, and Blount younger than most of the options in free agency, general manager Mark Dominik should be able to get something in return for the player.
This makes perfect sense. Joe has always been of the mind good running backs are a dime a dozen and can be found in the middle to late rounds. Hell, Blount was a free agent left available by the Titans.
And we all know what Dominik likes to do with extra middle-round draft picks, right? Joe’s mouth is already watering for the draft.