The New England Patriots are bringing back leading rusher LeGarrette Blount for the 2016 season.

Blount tipped off that something was going on from his Twitter account Tuesday morning:

And then the Boston Herald put a finer point on it:

Later reports, confirmed by FS1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo, indicated that Blount -- who ran for 703 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games last season -- has signed a one-year deal.

Blount, 29, played his first three seasons with the Buccaneers before he was traded to the Patriots in April 2013. He spent the 2013 season with New England but was signed by the Steelers for 2014 and released by them in November of that season. New England picked him back up a week later, and he helped the Patriots to a Super Bowl victory.

Last season, he averaged 4.3 yards per carry on a Patriots team that lost in the AFC Championship game.