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LeGarrette Blount has a big reason to get at least 21 rushing yards in Week 17

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LeGarrette Blount needs just 21 more rushing yards to get to 750 on the season.

Why is that significant? Well, according to Sheil Kapadia, the big man can earn an extra $300,000 if he reaches that mark on Sunday.

On the whole, Blount has been a useful player for the Eagles in 2017. As Philadelphia’s leading rusher, Blount has gained 729 yards (4.4 average) and scored three total touchdowns.

But Blount hasn’t been all that effective recently. He’s only rushed for 71 yards and zero touchdowns on 27 carries in his last four games. That’s a mere 2.62 average.

In fairness to Blount, he did have a really nice 22-yard run against the Raiders where he hurdled Karl Joseph (pictured above this article). Unfortunately for him, it was called back due to a tacky Lane Johnson holding penalty. That run would’ve allowed Blount to get his bonus. If he doesn’t end up getting it, I think it’s fair to say Lane should give him some money.

But that might not be necessary. With Doug Pederson planning to play the Eagles’ starters against the Cowboys, Blount will likely get an opportunity to get the yards he needs.

Blount is likely one of several players who can earn extra money via incentives in Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. Another such player is Alshon Jeffery, who currently has nine touchdowns in 2017. The wide receiver can earn an extra $250,000 by getting to 11.

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