LeGarrette Blount Released After Leaving Steelers Game

Veteran running back LeGarrette Blount was released Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Getty)

Veteran running back LeGarrette Blount was released Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Getty)

On Monday, LeGarrette Blount left the sideline before Pittsburgh finished its win over Tennessee. On Tuesday, the Steelers were finished with Blount.

The veteran running back was released by the team a day after he retreated to the locker room while his former teammates were still on the field for Monday Night Football.

Blount was on the field for a handful of plays during the Steelers’ 27-24 win over the Titans, but did not record a single carry. A week ago in a loss to the Jets, Blount had 5 carries for 0 yards.

“We believe the decision to release LeGarrette is in the best interest of the organization and wish him the best of luck,” coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday afternoon in a statement released by the Steelers.

The 27-year-old, who has now played with 4 teams in his 5 NFL seasons, has 266 yards and 2 touchdowns on 65 carries this season. For his career, he has 644 carries 2,977 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Blount came into the league in 2010 as an undrafted free agent with the Titans out of Oregon. He’s also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots.

At Oregon, Blount missed most of his senior season for punching a Boise State player after a loss to the Broncos.


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