LeGarrette Blount is an Eagle, and compared to other speculated landing spots (like the Giants), it's a good situation for him. With Philadelphia, he goes from one of the best spots for a touchdown-scoring running back to another.

Last year New England running backs (this is running backs only, leaving out touchdowns by other positions) scored 18 TDs on the ground. (All Blount.) Running backs from only three teams scored more. But Philadelphia was also pretty good, scoring 14 TDs from running backs. That tied for 7th.

RUNNING BACK RUSHING, 2016
TeamAttYdsAvgTD
Buffalo38219485.1023
Atlanta37917574.6419
Arizona37415994.2819
New England41016384.0018
Dallas42619974.6918
Oakland38317854.6617
Philadelphia38116324.2814
New Orleans37116794.5314
Tennessee40617954.4214
Washington34316024.6713
Miami35916434.5813
Cincinnati39315353.9113
Pittsburgh37516764.4711
San Francisco34913783.9511
Carolina34613473.8911
Seattle31011843.8211
Indianapolis33412683.8011
Denver36813923.7811
Chicago35316574.6910
NY Jets37315904.2610
San Diego37914793.9010
Cleveland27913464.829
Baltimore32713104.018
Minnesota34210783.158
Tampa Bay39314193.617
Green Bay29212634.336
Houston41617194.136
NY Giants37313813.706
Detroit30110953.646
Los Angeles31710253.236
Kansas City32712773.915
Jacksonville32412303.805

I've had this theory that Blount isn't particularly good; that he put up great numbers last year simply because he was in a great offense with an elite quarterback, scoring easy touchdowns because he got so many opportunities. Stevan Ridley, for example, succeeded in New England where he might not have anywhere else. Jonas Gray had that huge game for the Patriots, and he's out of the league.

But Blount will again go to a team with a good offensive line, and once they release Ryan Mathews, won't have anyone to compete for inside running chances besides Wendell Smallwood. Looks like a good signing.

--Andy Richardson