Running backs LeGarrette Blount, Ben Tate cut; Broncos not interested

Two veteran running backs were dumped on Tuesday, but the Broncos - whose own running back corps is decimated by injury - are not interested in either of them.

Pittsburgh expectedly cut LeGarrette Blount, less than a day after he'd left the field during the Steelers' MNF win at Tennessee.

Blount was reportedly upset over not having received any carries on Monday night.

Similarly, Cleveland waived Ben Tate, who had complained last week about his own lack of carries. According to ESPN, the Colts are considering putting in a claim for Tate, the former Texans back.

Blount and Tate had joined their most recent teams on two-year free agent deals last offseason.

Mike Klis reports that the Broncos, who are currently without Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman, are not interested in adding either veteran.

Per Klis, Denver might have signed Blount or Tate earlier in the season if presented the chance. But the coaching staff apparently thinks it's now too late for either player to pick up the Broncos' offensive system.

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