The New England Patriots have re-signed leading rusher LeGarrette Blount on a one-year deal, per NFL.com.
Blount carried the load for New England in 2015, rushing for 703 yards on 165 carries and six touchdowns. He was part of an injury-ravaged backfield after teammate Dion Lewis tore his ACL, Blount ended up missing the rest of the season with a hip injury following a December 13 contest against the Houston Texans.
Blount spent 2013 with the Patriots before signing a deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. After Blount was waived from Pittsburgh, he spent the rest of the 2014 season with New England.