Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount left the field before the end of the team’s 27-24 win over the Titans on Monday night, reportedly upset over his lack of playing time.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount left the field before the end of the team’s 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Bouchette reports Blount was apparently upset over his lack of carries in the game.
Blount did not get one carry as the majority of the snaps went to Le'Veon Bell, who had 33 carries for a career-high 204 yards. The Steelers had 36 rushing attempts in the game, with the other three carries going to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Blount signed a two-year, $3.85 million contract with Pittsburgh in the offseason after spending one season with the New England Patriots.
Blount is the team’s second-leading rusher with 266 yards on 65 carries but has carried the ball 10 times or more in a game only once this season. He also has six receptions for 36 yards in limited playing time.
Just months into his tenure with the team, Blount was arrested, along with Bell, for misdemeanor marijuana possession after being stopped on the way to meet the team at the airport before a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Blount did not miss playing time or games, and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the two would receive their punishment internally.
The Steelers carry three running backs on the roster. Rookie Dri Archer, who has only eight carries this season, is the other back on roster.
Pittsburgh (7-4) has next week off before returning to action against the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 30.
- Scooby Axson