It’s been three months exactly since the Pittsburgh Steelers waived disgruntled running back LeGarrette Blount after he walked off the field prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans ending. Even though Blount went on to re-sign and win a championship with the New England Patriots, general manager Kevin Colbert still doesn’t regret his decision to part ways with the running back.
“None whatsoever,” Colbert said during his session with the media at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine. “None whatsoever.”
Even though the Steelers ultimately lost starter Le’Veon Bell to a knee injury in the regular season finale, Colbert still doesn’t sound like he wants a mulligan when it comes to cutting Blount, who was signed to a two-year contract last offseason.
“Well, we wish we would’ve had Le’Veon Bell for the Baltimore game but unfortunately we didn’t and that’s part of the game,” said Colbert. “You know the depth situation is what it was. Josh Harris did some nice things on our practice squad. We picked up Ben Tate late in the process when Le’Veon was hurt.”
Colbert did, however, admit that the Steelers depth at the running back position probably needs to be addressed during the offseason and I don’t think many will argue with that.
“We’ll continue to evaluate,” said Colbert. “Ben’s a free agent and of course Josh is going into his second year. So the depth is a concern and we’ll see where it goes and maybe we address it in the draft, or free agency, or both.”
I’m willing to bet that Colbert addresses the position in both the draft and free agency as Josh Harris and Dri Archer are both unproven and simply not enough.