Usually a free agent signing at this time of year wouldn’t draw much interest. The type of guys who typically get signed around this year are just camp bodies. But that’s not the case with LeGarrette Blount, whom the Eagles inked to a one-year contract on Wednesday.
A number of Eagles players reached out to Blount on Twitter to welcome him to Philadelphia. As you can see, the team is excited about adding him to the roster. They know the Eagles are getting a legitimate running back.
Happy to have you on the squad, @LG_Blount ! #FlyEaglesFly— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) May 17, 2017
(Jordan Matthews retweeted Wentz’s tweet above.)
Welcome to Philly @LG_Blount Fly Eagles Fly!!!— Alshon Jeffery (@TheWorldof_AJ) May 17, 2017
@LG_Blount Welcome to Philly Bro! #FlyEaglesFly— Darren Sproles (@DarrenSproles) May 17, 2017
@LG_Blount Welcome my brother! Can't wait to get after it with you man!— Brandon Graham (@brandongraham55) May 17, 2017
@LG_Blount Yes Sir!— Lane Johnson (@Lanejohnson65) May 17, 2017
LG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) May 17, 2017
Lets get it !! @LG_Blount— Jordan Hicks (@JordanHicks) May 17, 2017
Ayeeeeeee @LG_Blount— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) May 17, 2017
That feeling when you add @LG_Blount to the offense #FlyEaglesFly #RunEaglesRun pic.twitter.com/WnCDEOTKDq— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) May 17, 2017
Man @LG_Blount though #FlyEaglesFly— Chris Maragos (@ChrisMaragos) May 17, 2017
Blount’s introductory press conference is set to take place tomorrow, Thursday, May 18 at 3:00 PM ET.