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LeGarrette Blount reaches deal with Tampa Bay Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed running back LeGarrette Blount to a one-year contract, a team source told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Saturday.

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The deal, worth $1.25 million in base salary and up to $1.75 million total, was reached a few days ago and somehow went unreported -- which is a miracle these days.

The Sideline View's Adam Caplan first reported news of the contract.

Blount rushed for 1,000 yards as a rookie in 2010, but his production has dropped to the point where he had only 41 carries in 2012. He's now the backup to phenom Doug Martin.

Blount, who was a restricted free agent, gives the Bucs a physical back to pair with the 5-foot-9, 215-pound Marin. That's a good combination for coach Greg Schiano's run-heavy system.

UPDATE: CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora reports the Bucs are actively shopping Blount, according to league sources. Those sources told La Canfora that Blount might net a mid-round pick in return, perhaps a fifth-round selection. We'll keep an eye on this.

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