Patriots re-sign Blount, add free agents Coleman, King
BOSTON (AP) LeGarrette Blount's second stint with the New England Patriots will continue.
The Patriots announced Tuesday they re-signed the 29-year-old veteran, extending a tenure that began in 2013 and resumed in 2014 following a brief stop in Pittsburgh that year.
The Patriots also announced the signings of free agent defensive back Justin Coleman and safety Brandon King.
Blount was having a solid season in 2015, rushing for 703 yards – his most since 2013 – and six touchdowns. But he was placed on season-ending injured reserve in December with a hip injury.
Even with Blount's signing, the Patriots may take a running back in the upcoming draft.
Coleman appeared in 10 games with two starts for New England last season, and finished with 21 tackles. King played in 13 regular-season games and both postseason games, mainly on special teams. He finished with 15 tackles.
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