Oregon rookie LeGarrette Blount is part of the Titans’ 53-man roster.

Tennessee has released running backs Samkon Gado — Blount’s biggest threat — and Alvin Pearman, leaving Blount as the No. 3.

Best known for being suspended following a post-game punch of a Boise State player last season — a transgression that led to him going undrafted — Blount had a solid preseason and will be the Titans’ short-yardage back. Chris Johnson and Javon Ringer are the top two running backs.

Steve Wyche