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LeGarrette Blount’s name emerges in trade talks

LeGarrette Blount, DeMarcus Ware, Sean Lee

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount (27) is stopped after a short gain by Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, left, and inside linebacker Sean Lee during the first half of an NFL football game on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)


Add the name of Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount to the list of players who could be traded before Tuesday’s deadline.

Blount has been named by some league executives as a player who could be moved before 4 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS.

Bucs coach Greg Schiano hasn’t seemed particularly enamored with Blount this season, using him solely as a backup to starter Doug Martin. The eight carries Blount got in Thursday’s blowout win over the Vikings represented the most he’s had all season, but Blount had just 16 yards on those eight carries.

The Bucs would surely listen to any offers, but it’s hard to see why any other team would be willing to give up anything of value to acquire Blount in a trade.