LeGarrette Blount Traded To Patriots

April 27th, 2013

The soap opera with Bucs running back LeGarrette Blount is over. He’s now a soap opera for Bill Belicheat, as Blount joins Aqib Talib and the Patriots.

In return, the Bucs get track star Jeff Demps and a seventh-round pick this year.

Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik emphasized the trade was specifically for the Patriots’ seventh round pick today.

Dominik noted that the Bucs, almost as an aside, asked for the rights to Demps. It is unclear whether Demps wants to be a full-time football player, as Dominik noted Demps is interested in continuing his track pursuits.

“We are just taking [Demps’] rights to see what happens,” Dominik said. He also added the Bucs and Demps have been in communcation about a possible contract.

“He practiced with us down here last summer [as a member of the Patriots in intersquad scrimmages at One Buc Palace] and he had a good [preseason] game against us.

“Jeff Demps was part of [the trade] but not the reason for it. We want to investigate that future.”

Dominik noted that with two picks left today in the seventh round as a result of the trade, running back, the void left by Blount’s trade could well be addressed, as could free agents between now and the beginning of training camp.

“LeGarrette has been a good football player for us but as an organization, we felt this was best for our football team,” Dominik said, noting Blount was entering the final year of his contract.

Demps, who played football at the Unversity of Florida, is a speedster who saw limited action with the Patriots before turning his full attention to his track career.

“We understand he wants to run track and play football,” Dominik said.

56 Responses to “LeGarrette Blount Traded To Patriots”

  1. kh Says:

    Jeff Demps and a 7th round pick, interesting.

  2. Raphael Says:

    Good for Blount …
    And good for the Bucs … Wish Blount well .

  3. Raphael Says:

    Sorry Joe, I know how much you liked him.

  4. Sneedy16 Says:

    Yeah the Bucs got a special teamer and a 3rd down back.

  5. RastaMon Says:

    Demps would be awesome if football is his full time sport

  6. Tampa2 Says:

    LOVE Demps as a PR/KR but he stated that his priority is track and making the Olympics. That’s cool and all, but not sure how much it helps the Bucs. We’ll see

  7. Havingfitz Says:

    I thought Blount was worth more than a big ? and a 7th rounder.

  8. Architek Says:


  9. Mitch Says:

    Blount never had a chance under schiano. Wish him well up in NE.

  10. Sneedy16 Says:

    I wish Blount well. I liked him, but he won’t start for the patriots either.

  11. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Schiano getting rid of the guys who after one year he realizes just aren’t gonna work for him. Benn & Blount gone. Good moves if they couldn’t do what Schiano needed on offense.

  12. rrsrq Says:

    Demps had the opportunity to sign with the Bucs last year, but didn’t, just hope his heart is in it. If it is, hate to see Blount go, but since he was not being utilized here, wish him well, except when he plays against the Bucs. Finally some offensive football speed and a return man

  13. lurker Says:

    bucs stated they are fine with demps doing both according to nfl network

  14. Jwayne Says:

    We finally have a solid return guy in tampa!!!

  15. DSZ Says:

    Better than the big pile of nothing they were gonna get when they cut him.

  16. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Thank you for the great memories Mr. Blount. Never forget a couple years back me & the wife flew out to Arizona; for an away game. Was one of the most exciting games we’ve ever watched. Wish you well sir. Hellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllo Mr. Demps Kick Return Specialist Yesssss!!!

  17. LJS IV Says:

    Blount will become a star and I wish him good luck in New England!!!

  18. Jacko101 Says:

    I don’t like the move especially with NO back up running back

  19. andres Says:

    Poor Joe LOL

  20. Big Marlon B Says:

    A guy who is more focused on track than football? Doesn’t sound like a Buccaneer man to me….I’m really confused by this. I don’t want part time players, I don’t care how explosive they are.

    Oh and btw Kenjon Barner just got drafted right after the pick the Bucs gave Oakland to move up for Akeem Spence. He would’ve been pretty nice to see down here.

  21. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    The household has now began chant for ——Vince Williams Florida State 6-1 233 (Last year it was Lavonte David). Come on Baby!!!

    Either him Or

    Kerwynn Williams 5’8″ 195 Utah St.
    Rex Burkhead 5’10 ” 214 Nebraska
    Joseph Randle 6’0″ 204 Oklahoma St.
    Andre Ellington 5’9″ 199 Clemson

    Xavier Nixon 6’6″ 321 Florida

    Chase Thomas 6’3″ 244 Stanford
    Kevin Reddick 6’1″ 243 North Carolina

    TerryHawthorne CB 6’0″ 195 Illinois
    Marc Anthony 5’11” 196 California
    Price, Sheldon CB 6’2″ 180 UCLA
    Hester, Aaron CB 6’2″ 198 UCLA

    S ?????

  22. PRBucFan Says:

    Now Blount will get his chance to flourish

  23. Stranger Says:

    This doesn’t make sense to me. Schiano likes guys that are committed to the team, so we get a guy who stated he still wants to run track in return? So for RBs, we have Superstar Martin, Brian Leonard, and two speedsters that likely wont work out in the pros. Awesome.

  24. PRBucFan Says:

    As a feature back again that is

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Or the Big man–Michael Williams 6’5″ 278 Alabama

  26. PRBucFan Says:

    That being said, we just couldn’t use him here with Dougie

  27. Big Marlon B Says:

    Maybe Carolina drafting Barner means they will FINALLY get rid of one of their RBs. It is completely retarded to keep (and pay) DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert, and now Barner too. There simply aren’t enough carries to go around….especially becasue they will be playing catch up with no secondary.

  28. rrsrq Says:

    ya think Belicheck and Schiano do business because of their relatioship

  29. Joe Says:


    Joe just spoke with Dominik. The rights to Demps was a throw-in. The trade for Blount to New England for a seventh round pick was a done deal. Dominik asked for the rights to Jeff Demps and Belicheat agreed.

    Dominik hasn’t even spoken with Demps yet and doesn’t know if the time Demps can devote to football will be enough for the Bucs.

  30. Big Marlon B Says:


    Joseph Randle was drafted by Dallas in the 6th, and Terry Hawthorne was drafted by Pittsburgh in the 6th as well. Sorry, but you can cross them off your board lol

  31. Richard Says:

    The trade was essentially Blount for a 7th. Demps was a throw-in.

  32. 1976Buc Says:

    I’m glad the young man will get a chance to play. I think we play the Pats twice this year. Motivation?

  33. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Apologize for listing Joseph Randle 6’0″ 204 Oklahoma St. (Cowboys drafted him in the 5th) …Beers are starting to catch up; I’m slipping.

    Hope all the BUC FANS are having a great time today; with their family & love ones.

  34. 1976Buc Says:

    We better hope the Hamster stays healthy. I suspect there will be another RB coming in via trade.

  35. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Big Marlon B

    Lol, Yeah Just caught that one bro..Dam you Samuel Adams!!!

  36. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Thanks for the Update Sir.

  37. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Joe, good quick research on the details of the trade. Appreciate it.

  38. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    C’mon Lonnie Pryor!

  39. Uk_Buc Says:

    Doug goes down in first game of the year, season ending injury. Where is our run-first offence then?

    They must have a plan B in place, surely??

  40. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Damn Terry Hawthorne CB 6’0″ 195 Illinois too..

  41. Bucs Fan #238 Says:

    Richard… seriously?

  42. LUVMYBUCS Says:


  43. Patrick Says:

    Wonderful……now Martin has no help! Blount was a cheap luxury and was awesome for the team.

    Guess it was for nothing.

  44. Adam Says:

    Just another stupid move by the Bucs idiot gm. Then again, this is the same guy who extended Michael Clayton, traded up for Luke Stocker, and blew 3 consecutive second round picks in 3 years.

    What can we expect from a pig except a grunt?

  45. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Kerwynn Williams 5’8″ 195 Utah St. is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than Mike James. Wow

  46. 1976Buc Says:

    New backup Mike James…Rookie.

  47. Sgt Mike Says:

    Stupid! Joe do you have any stats on Buccaneers 7th rnd draft picks and the level of there success in comparison to a proven commodity like Blount ? Demos sounds like a real buccaneer man (insert sarcasm). Kinda like Freeman and Orlovsky. Now we have an able young backup. We had a starter sitting behind Martin. Hope he does not get hurt.

  48. JonBuc Says:

    If this trade were a punt….it would have shanked off the side of Dom’s foot. I do believe this was lead by the Italian Stallion. He was hell -bent in sending him away…in this case to his buddy for a size smedium jock.

  49. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Jwayne Says:
    “We finally have a solid return guy in tampa!!!”

    Yu…and his name is Banks.

  50. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Don’t forget, we still have Mike Smith. And Free Agncy.

  51. lurker Says:

    saved $1.3 million too…

  52. Jwayne Says:

    @ BuccaneerBonzai

    Im pretty sure thats not why Banks was brought here. But i can assure you thats why we acquired Demps in this trade.

  53. Sunny Says:

    Rockstar is back to being roadie . . . A 7th and a guy that’s doesnt want to play football . . . Plus if we wanted speed we have micheal smith . . . Bad trade

  54. Eric Says:

    Ok so can we realize now that Dominik didn’t make some brilliant move in signing Blount to begin with?

  55. WestCoastBucsFan Says:


    Blount’s contract made him very trade-able. I wouldn’t dub it as “brilliant” but it had a purpose.

    The bottom line is Blount was an UDFA that Dom turned into a seventh rounder. Not necessarily means for a standing ovation but not bad.

    I am starting to think Blount wanted out. Not that I blame him. The guy showed superstar potential in 2010 and was essentially benched for anything other than obvious passing downs in 2011. Then benched for real in 2012. I thought he might actually improve with some real coaching but I guess he wasn’t willing to accept a lesser role two years in a row.

    Good luck Blount. I hope you get the shot you deserve with some quality coaching!

  56. Eric Says:

    Turned a UDFA into a seventh rounder. Oh be still my heart.