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Steelers release unhappy back LeGarrette Blount

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: November 18th, 2014 at 1:32 PM EST

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced that they have released running back LeGarrette Blount. This move comes on the heels of Blount being unhappy with his role on the team.

He reportedly left the Monday Night Football game against the Tennessee Titans, which the Steelers won 27-24. Steelers defensive assistant Joey Porter saw Blount leaving early and Porter attempted to get Blount back into the locker room several times.

LeGarrette Blount (Getty Images)

LeGarrette Blount (Getty Images)

The disgruntled back reportedly went back briefly, before leaving again as the post-game interviews started.

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

Blount signed with the team as a free agent on March 28th to a two-year, $3.85 million contract. He did play in a few snaps against the Titans, and played in all of the team’s 11 games this season.

He was second on the team with 65 carries for 266 yards and two touchdowns. He also has six receptions for 36 yards.


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