Earlier today the Tampa Buccaneers signed running back LaGarrette Blount to a one-year deal.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Blount isn’t expected to stick around, since the Bucs are looking to trade him.
Rather than place a second-round tender on Blount — a former 1,000-yard rusher who played sparingly in 2012 — which would have protected him as an asset in Tampa Bay and effectively prevented other teams from acquiring him, the sides agreed instead to a deal that, with incentives, is worth more than the $2 million second-round tender. Thus, agent Zeke Sandhu protected the player financially, but it does not carry the second-round compensation.
I was surprised to hear the Bucs re-signed Blount, but now everything makes sense, I believe it’s highly unlikely he’ll be in Tampa to begin the 2013 season.