The team will place the running back on injured reserve, ESPN and WEEI reported.
Blount injured his left hip in the 27-6 victory over the Texans on Sunday. He was hurt in the second quarter, and walked off on the field under his own power.
The Patriots added ex-Broncos RB Montee Ball to the practice squad earlier on Tuesday. They did not yet make the Blount-to-IR move official, though they did place DT Dominique Easley on IR Tuesday.
This may mean a bigger role for Brandon Bolden, who offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels praised Tuesday. James White could also see more carries while still involved in the passing game.
Sep 07, 2015 · 8:50 PM EDT
The Falcons have “some” interest in adding running back Montee Ball, a former Heisman Trophy finalist who cleared waivers on Sunday after he was released by the Denver Broncos, according to the Denver Post.
The team lost Antone Smith and feature two young backs in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman who are battling for the RB1 role. There were no other details in the story, including if the team was scheduling Ball for a visit.
The team announced it waived the running back Sunday.
The 2013 second-round pick tentatively made the roster Saturday evening, but his spot was far from assured after a disappointing preseason in which he was clearly behind C.J. Anderson, Ronnie Hillman and Juwan Thompson in the pecking order.
The status of running back Montee Ball generated the most talk going into deadline day for the Broncos. The former second-round pick was on the roster bubble, but was retained when the team announced its list of cuts Saturday.
"Hopefully, can continue to improve," general manager John Elway said. "He was in the top 53 in our minds, so that's why Montee's here and we still have high expectations for Montee."
Coach Gary Kubiak said he planned for Ball, who is listed as the fourth running back on the Broncos' depth chart, to continue to play special teams and it's up to the coaching staff to keep him involved.