All LeGarrette Blount can do at this point is sit back and wait.
Blount, trying to make the Titans’ final 53-man roster after going undrafted in April, ended the preseason on a positive note, rushing 15 times for 59 yards and a touchdown in Tennessee’s 27-24 victory over the Saints on Thursday.
And so the situation stands like this with final cuts looming Saturday: Chris Johnson (duh), Javon Ringer and fullback Ahmard Hall are locks. That leaves Blount in the mix with veterans Samkon Gado and Alvin Pearman for at least one more spot in the backfield.
Gado rushed 13 times for 63 yards, including a 31-yard gain, while Pearman had six carries for 36 yards and a touchdown against New Orleans.
If there’s one thing Blount can hang his hat on is that he has made it difficult for Titans coach Jeff Fisher to cut him.
“If you take into consideration who was out there, you could justify and say, ‘Well, you couldn’t have done this with that group or this group.’ The bottom line is when you hand the ball off, you should make plays and we did,” Fisher said after the game. “We moved piles … we’ve got a lot of tough decisions to make over the next couple days.”