Shortly after the 2010 NFL Draft came and went, it was announced that LeGarrette Blount, who had been left sitting at home, undrafted, was signing with the 49ers. Well, apparently he has changed his mind, because the former Oregon Duck is off to Tennessee, where he'll sign with the Titans.
Blount originally only reached a verbal agreement with San Francisco, and according to Aaron Wilson at National Football Post, decided the Titans were a better fit.
After talking the decision over with his family and Titans coach Jeff Fisher, Blount decided that his best opportunity lies in Tennessee. [...]
With the Titans no longer having LenDale White on the roster, Blount felt like there was a chance for him to provide a power running presence behind Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson.
The guys over at Niners Nation are somewhat disappointed, but consoling themselves with Mississippi State RB Anthony Dixon, who San Francisco drafted in the sixth round, and compares physically to Blount.
Meanwhile, our Titans blog, Music City Miracles, is excited about Blount's sudden decision change.
This is a big one! Blount originally signed with the 49ers, but he felt he had more of a shot over in Tennessee, with our limited running backs ... I find this signing surprising considering the Titans have been all about character guys this draft, and Blount has an obvious temper problem, with the punching incident as well as a previous suspension for skipping team meetings. Blount was projected as a 4th to 5th round draft pick before the draft and a 1st to 2nd round pick before the punch, so if he stays out of trouble he's a steal.