Steelers cut running back LeGarrette Blount

The Pittsburgh Steelers have cut veteran running back LeGarrette Blount after he left the field early against the Tennessee Titans and complained about his lack of playing time behind starter Le'Veon Bell.

"We believe the decision to release LeGarrette is in the best interest of the organization and wish him the best of luck,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.

He's subject to waivers. The Indianapolis Colts with running back Ahmad Bradshaw out for the season could take a look at Blount.

Blount signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Steelers in the offseason that includes a $950,000 signing bonus.

Blount drew interest from several teams during free agency, including the Patriots and Baltimore Ravens.

The 6-foot, 250-pound Blount has a powerful running style.

Blount, 27, rushed for 772 yards and seven touchdowns last season for New England.

That included 189 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries in the regular-season finale against the Buffalo Bills.

In a playoff victory over the Indianapolis Colts, Blount rushed for 166 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries.

The former Oregon standout has rushed for 2,711 yards and 20 touchdowns and has averaged 4.7 yards per carry for his career in four NFL seasons.

He has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

As a rookie, he rushed for 1,007 yards and six touchdowns for the Buccaneers.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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