Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris expects running back LeGarrette Blount to play against the New Orleans Saints after the Buccaneers’ upcoming bye week, according to NFL.com.
Blount sat out the Buccaneers’ game in London against the Chicago Bears with his sprained right knee, but his condition appears to be improving after he was able to return to practice on Wednesday.
The former Oregon standout’s timing could not be better for the Bucs, whose backup RB, Ernest Graham suffered a season ending Achilles tear in the London game. Despite appearing in limited games this season due to his injury, Blount has amassed 328 yards and three touchdowns. Last season Blount rushed for over 1,000 yards.