Case for: 101 yards on 11 carries and two TDs, caught 12-yard pass on his only target on Aug. 9 against Philadelphia; has shown ability to run through tackles and gain extra yardage.
Case against: Just 10 yards on three carries on Aug. 16 against Tampa Bay, most likely a third-string running back behind Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen; ran for just 26 yards on 10 carries Aug. 22 against Detroit; did not play Aug. 29 against the Giants.
Berry’s take: A talented runner with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Blount has been in a battle for a position on the team with second-year pro Brandon Bolden. He certainly impressed in his preseason debut for the Patriots, rushing for 101 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns. But he brings nothing on special teams, where Bolden holds an edge.