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Steelers Release RB LeGarrette Blount

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) -- The Steelers released running back LeGarrette Blount on Tuesday, following his early exit from the Steelers’ 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night.

Blount left the field before the game ended and headed for the team bus. ESPN reports that he returned after he was called back into the locker room several times, but left again before the start of postgame interviews.

The fifth-year NFL veteran was upset because he was not used in the game, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

“We believe the decision to release LeGarette is in the best interest of the organization and wish him the best of luck,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement.

In 11 games this season, Blount rushed for 266 yards and two touchdowns on 65 carries.  He also had six receptions for 36 yards.

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