Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were teammates, but they were more than that.
So they have a bond.
Bell said he’s talked to his dismissed partner, after Blount was cut promptly by the Steelers after leaving the field before the game was over last week.
“It was surprising because I didn’t see that coming,” Bell said, via Scott Brown of ESPN.com. “There’s some things you can’t do. He pushed those buttons, and that’s what happens.”
Blount wasn’t happy with the fact he wasn’t getting any action, even as Bell went for over 200 yards against the Titans Thursday. Blount meanwhile had five carries in the last two games.
No one put in a claim for Blount, which means he’s a free agent with a little over a month left in the season.
“He’s doing good,” Bell said. “Obviously he’s not in the best [place] but he understands he made a mistake. But it is what it is.
“He made his decision and he has to live with it.”
While veteran backs are devalued anyway, veteran backs who commit mutiny on a good team are even more devalued, so it will be interesting to see if anyone gives him a chance to redeem himself.