Patriots' tender to Blount likely ends Giants' interest

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive The Giants' interest in adding a veteran running back like LeGarrette Blount seemed to dwindle after they drafted a running back in the fourth round of the NFL draft. Now, thanks to an obscure rule and the New England Patriots' decision to use it, that interest is probably gone. The Patriots made it hard for any team to sign the 30-year-old Blount when they chose to use a "May 9 tender" on him, according to multiple reports published on Wednesday. It's a rarely-used maneuver that essentially ties Blount's signing into the NFL's formula for giving out compensatory picks in the 2018 draft, and makes him less attractive to any interested teams. Prior