Running back LeGarrette Blount, who signed with the Steelers after three seasons in Tampa Bay and last year in New England, is taking part in Phase One of the offseason program, which consists of strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation activities only.
Blount, who has 579 career rushing attempts for 2,771 yards and 20 touchdowns, shared his thoughts on a variety of subjects.
On why the Steelers were the right fit for him:** "I like how they play. I like the division. I like that they have a tough, hard-nosed running style. From looking at old film with (Jerome) Bettis and Willie Parker, I know how they won the Super Bowl and they are trying to get back to that and I want to be a part of it."
On the current group of running backs: "They seem pretty close. They welcomed me in pretty good. I am excited to get started with them."
On what he brings to the offense: "I am hoping to come in here and contribute in some way, give a little more of a tough running style to the offense. Le'Veon (Bell) is a big dude. He is a little taller than I am. I want to give a physical aspect to the running game. Just the whole aspect of me and Le'Veon being together and knowing the things we can do. It's going to be an exciting time."
On what he likes about the AFC North Division: "It's hard hitting. I like that. It complements my running style. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully they come out here and see what Le'Veon and I can bring here together."