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LeGarrette Blount has shown plenty of effort since coming over April 27 in a trade with Tampa Bay (the Patriots sent the Buccaneers running back Jeff Demps, who has yet to play). He’s establishing himself in this offense, especially recently: Blount has been given a team-high 23 combined carries in the last two games, and rushed for a team-high 129 yards.
He might get an even bigger role on Sunday, when the Patriots meet the Bengals in Cincinnati as Stevan Ridley has been ruled out with a knee injury.