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Kevin Colbert doesn't regret releasing LeGarrette Blount

The Pittsburgh GM doesn't regret parting ways with the back who went on to help the Patriots win a title.


INDIANAPOLIS – LeGarrette Blount turned an impressive 2013 run in New England into a free agent deal last spring with the Steelers.

But things went bad quickly for Blount in Pittsburgh, leading to his release and eventual return to the Patriots to boost the team's ground game on the way to another Lombardi Trophy.

On the flipside, Pittsburgh breakout star Le'Veon Bell ended the season injured. That injury played a key role in the Steelers getting bounced from the playoffs. Having Blount might have been a boost to the team's playoff offense.

Even considering that fact, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert made it clear Wednesday morning in his Combine press conference inside the Faegre Baker Daniels Club at Lucas Oil Stadium that he has no regrets on parting ways with Blount after the back reportedly grew unhappy with his role and walked off the field in the waning minutes of a game in Tennessee.

"None whatsoever," Colbert responded sternly when asked of potential regrets and how the team's thin running back depth factored in the team's season-ending loss to the Ravens. "None whatsoever."

Obviously the Patriots have no regrets regarding bringing Blount back to New England, either.

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