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LeGarrette Blount to return Week 9 at New Orleans?

For the first time since injuring his knee in the first quarter of the Buccaneers loss to the 49ers in Week 5, running back LeGarrette Blount was back on the practice field Wednesday.

The non-padded practice lasted nearly 90 minutes, although Blount only participated in the first 20 minutes of practice. The second-year Oregon product made a few cuts and even acted as a scout-team linebacker during the team’s offensive walkthrough.

Blount fully expected to play at Saints: Head coach Raheem Morris mentioned that the former Duck has shown significant progression and he fully expects him to be ready to play against New Orleans next Sunday.

As an insurance policy, the team promoted undrafted rookie Mossis Madu from the practice squad to the active roster. Madu had 724 yards and 8 touchdowns during his career at Oklahoma.

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