PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have released running back LeGarrette Blount.
The move comes less than 24 hours after Blount left the field early in a victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. Blount was in for just one play during Pittsburgh’s comeback 27-24 win and watched teammate Le’Veon Bell run for 204 yards and a touchdown.
The Steelers signed Blount to a two-year deal in the offseason hoping he would provide some muscle near the goal line. He rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown in a Week 3 win over Carolina but saw his playing time diminish in recent game.
Blount also ran into trouble off the field. He was cited for marijuana possession during a traffic stop in August.