Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com has reported that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to trade newly re-signed running back LeGarrette Blount, and could get as much as a fifth round selection for the running back. Earlier today, we reported that Blount was re-signed to a fairly small one year contract, seemingly adding depth behind Doug Martin. But it appears that the Buccaneers might have worked the system well to bring Blount back onto the active roster and making him an easily tradeable piece.
LaConfora had this to say about the situation:
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.
If this is true, and the Buccaneers are able to swing Blount for as high as a fifth round pick, Mark Dominik needs a serious pay raise. Bringing the runner in after not catching on after the NFL Draft and trying to make the Tennessee Titans, and watching him bring a 1000 yard rushing season before taking a back seat to a dynamic rookie and trading him off for a fifth round pick is the ultimate in creating value from nothing. We’ll keep you updated if we learn any more about the trade potential for Blount, and any other Buccaneer news that may develop.