The Titans didn’t have an easy decision when they released RB LeGarrette Blount after initially putting the undrafted free agent on the 53-man roster. Coach Jeff Fisher explained the call Tuesday.
Tennessee wanted to add special teams depth and, in order to do so, added LBs Tim Shaw and Patrick Bailey to boost the unit. The roster crunch left Blount on the outside looking in.
“That was an emphasis for us when we started camp, and we made the commitment that we were going to do whatever we could, and I think both Tim and Patrick are certainly going to help in that area,” Fisher said.
Blount landed on the Buccaneers’ 53-man roster, which had some Titans fans upset. It also leaves Tennessee with just two running backs (Chris Johnson and backup Javon Ringer) on the roster.