“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 in a press release.
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they would be moving on from Blount Tuesday. When LeGarrette Blount entered the league his was considered to be a “Hot Head” with a bad temper. Blount, who signed a two-year deal as a free agent after a strong playoff performance with the Patriots last season, reportedly left the playing area in Tennessee last night before the game against the Titans ended. Blount intentionally walked off the field last night in Tennessee on Primetime TV. Starter Le’Veon Bell who shares carries with LeGarrette gained more than 200 yards on the night; Blount gained none. With Bell getting all the carries Blount decided that he didn’t want to be around the team anymore, so he left the playing area entering the locker room and was undressed before the game was over.
Eight weeks ago Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, stated that Blount had been an “internal problem” over the past month, and Blount had been “dragging down” Bell. Maybe this was the straw that broke Tomlin’s back; after further antics Mike Tomlin decided to release him Tuesday.
Blount is now eligible for waivers. Possibly the Cleveland Browns will claim Blount since they released their power back Ben Tate, who was complaining about his role.
When will LeGarrete Blount’s antics stop? What do you think Blount needs to learn from this? Which team do you think will claim Blount? Let us know what you think!