It seemed like the Patriots wanted LeGarrette Blount back and Blount wanted to return, but in the end it just didn’t work out.

The Patriots signed running backs Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee this offseason and then Blount signed a one-year-deal with the Eagles this week.

LeGarrette Blount signed with the Eagles on Wednesday. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

LeGarrette Blount signed with the Eagles on Wednesday. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

It seemed like the Patriots wanted LeGarrette Blount back and Blount wanted to return, but in the end it just didn’t work out.

The Patriots signed running backs Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee this offseason and then Blount signed a one-year-deal with the Eagles this week.

Speaking for the first time with the Philadelphia media, Blount called the Eagles a “perfect fit.”

“This is a perfect fit for me,” Blount said to reporters. “I’ve done everything I wanted to do. I won two Super Bowls with those guys. I don’t regret a single second of being there because I loved it there. They had some of the best years of football that you could ever remember.”

Added Blount: “I chose the Eagles for the reason of me fitting in really good here [and] the chance of me making the team, having a championship run, having a banner season. And they’re a really good team. They’re a really good team before I came. I just want to fit in.”

Blount will be part of a running back by committee with the Eagles, but that doesn’t bother him in the least.

“I’ve played with other running backs before,” he said. “I split time with Stevan Ridley. I split with Cadillac Williams [in Tampa Bay]. I’ve split with guys before, so it doesn’t bother me.”

The 30-year-old led the NFL with 18 rushing touchdowns last season, and his legacy in New England is certainly a positive one by winning two Super Bowls.

Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

Former Patriots center Bryan Stork is no longer in the NFL, but he’s still staying involved with football.

Bryan Stork is now coaching at Southern Miss. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Bryan Stork is now coaching at Southern Miss. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Former Patriots center Bryan Stork is no longer in the NFL, but he’s still staying involved with football.

Stork announced via Twitter on Thursday night that he has accepted a graduate assistant job with Southern Mississippi football coaching the offensive line. Last month Stork said he’s become a licensed realtor.

The 26-year-old played two seasons in the NFL after being drafted in the fourth round by the Patriots in 2014. He played in 21 career games, but battled concussions which kept him off the field.

David Andrews beat Stork out for the starting center job last year during training camp. The Patriots traded him to the Redskins, but after he failed his physical the trade was rescinded and the Patriots ultimately released him.

On March of this year, he announced his retirement from the NFL.

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Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

Tom Brady has signed another endorsement deal.

Tom Brady has signed another endorsement deal.

The Patriots quarterback has signed a deal with luxury car maker Aston Martin for a new upcoming model. The company has agreed to a deal for Brady to pitch and drive the new DB11 model, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell. The car will start at $211,995.

According to Rovell, Brady will also design his own car that will cost over $300,000 – and only 12 of them will be made.

Brady posted a picture of him modeling with the car to social media with the caption: I’m no James Bond but… Proud to announce my new partnership with @astonmartinlagonda!

I’m no James Bond but… Proud to announce my new partnership with @astonmartinlagonda!

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Ryan Hannable

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is an unflappable presence under center, but other decisions have us scratching our heads.</p>
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The Patriots were fairly active on Thursday.

The team signed free agent offensive lineman James Ferentz, rookie free agent tight end Sam Cotton and 2017 fourth-round pick defensive end Deatrich Wise.

The Patriots signed offensive lineman James Ferentz on Thursday. (Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)

The Patriots signed offensive lineman James Ferentz on Thursday. (Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)

The Patriots were fairly active on Thursday.

The team signed free agent offensive lineman James Ferentz, rookie free agent tight end Sam Cotton and 2017 fourth-round pick defensive end Deatrich Wise.

Additionally, New England released offensive lineman Chris Barker, who has bounced back and forth between the practice squad and the active roster over the last several years.

Ferentz was recently released by the Broncos, but does have a connection to Bill Belichick. He is the son of Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, who coached with Belichick in Cleveland in the mid 1990s. With the Broncos last year he played in just seven games mostly on special teams.

With the team releasing tight ends Michael Williams and Rob Housler of late, Cotton will fit into the mix to battle for the third tight end.

The Patriots’ roster currently sits at 89.

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Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

Patriots fourth-round pick defensive end Deatrich Wise is in a good position with the Patriots.