Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher in an article penned by Terry McCormick the Co-Publisher of TitanInsider.com revealed, when asked if he now wishes he had not released rookie running back Legarrette Blount that he regrets it everyday, that he had to release Blount.
Fisher said, “Every day. I thought we could get him to the practice squad, get him on practice squad, knowing that when and if there was any kind of interest, we could bring him back to the active roster. That didn’t happen, but I’m very, very happy for him.”
Blount who entered the league with the stigma of a troubled young man, went undrafted and ultimately signed with the Titans as a rookie free agent after spurning the 49ers after a deal was agreed upon in principle. He was released by Fisher and the Titans just before the start of the regular season in the hopes they could sign him to their practice squad.
Since being claimed by the Bucs, Blount has emerged as a human highlight reel in recent weeks, and now has rushed for 359-yards on 75 carries and four touchdowns for a 4.79 yards per carry average. But more importantly has lit up the building with what head coach Raheem Morris calls a dynamic and infectious smile.