It sounds like the Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t very high on LeGarrette Blount anymore.
The Steelers eked out a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans on “Monday Night Football,” but there reportedly are issues within the Pittsburgh locker room. Those issues center around Blount, whom the team signed away from the New England Patriots during the offseason.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Blount left the field early Monday night after getting zero carries in the Steelers’ win.
The Post-Gazette also reported that Blount has been “an internal problem” for at least a month, and sources told the paper that the running back’s poor attitude is rubbing off on star running back Le’Veon Bell. One player even told the Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette that the team should have left Blount in Tennessee.
Blount’s brief time with the Steelers has featured plenty of controversy. Before Blount even took a snap with Pittsburgh, he and Bell were arrested in August and charge with possession of marijuanua.
The Oregon product has been largely ineffective this season. Other than an 118-yard performance in Week 3, Blount hasn’t gained more than 29 rushing yards in a game this season.
H/t to Larry Brown Sports
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