Steelers release running back LeGarrette Blount after early exit during Tennessee game

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.