You didn’t think it was going to be that easy for LeGarrette Blount, did you? That after waiving injured rookie RB Stafon Johnson after his nasty ankle injury over the weekend that the Titans weren’t going to search for someone to replace him?

Because that’s what Tennessee did in signing five-year veteran RB Samkon Gado, who, in the few times he has started in the past, has proven to be a valuable backup capable of stepping up. Gado, who most recently spent the previous two years in St. Louis, made five starts as a rookie in 2005 with the Packers and eclipsed the 100-yard mark in three of those games.

So what does the signing of Gado mean for Blount? The short answer is that Blount, who scored a touchdown Sunday night in Seattle, still has to work his butt off to assure himself a spot on the 53-man roster. Because if he doesn’t, the Titans have just insured themselves with a guy who has proven himself in the past.