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Steelers release running back LeGarrette Blount

Veteran let go after leaving the field early during team’s comeback win in Nashville

The Steelers released running back LeGarrette Blount, the team announced today.

“We believe the decision to release LeGarrette is in the best interest of the organization and wish him the best of luck,” Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin said.

Blount joined the Steelers as a free agent on March 28. He played in each of the team’s 11 games in 2014, rushing for 266 yards on 65 carries with two touchdowns and added six catches for 36 yards.

To take Blount’s spot on the roster, the Steelers have promoted rookie running back Josh Harris from the practice squad. Harris joined the Steelers on July 29 before being signed to the team’s practice squad on August 31. He played collegiately at Wake Forest and went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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