Blount worth a look for Titans

April, 26, 2010
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Following a draft that featured a Rhodes Scholar, a math whiz and an Ivy Leaguer, the Titans added a more controversial figure with the addition of undrafted rookie running back LeGarrette Blount from Oregon.

As Jim Wyatt points out, Blount is best known for a postgame punch of a Boise State player and the resulting suspension. He’d been suspended from the team before.

Blount initially agreed to terms with San Francisco, but changed his mind.

The Titans are looking for a third running back after dealing LenDale White to Seattle during the third day of the draft. Javon Ringer is set to back up Chris Johnson.

I have no issue with the team adding Blount. I’m certain they’ve spelled out their expectations for him and any signs of trouble will result in a quick release.

Among the Titans' other undrafted rookies is Stafon Johnson, the USC runner who suffered a serious throat injury in a weightlifting accident last year.

Scouts Inc. gave Blount a 59 grade, judging him an "adequate prospect." Johnson got a 33, which means a "borderline draft prospect."

UPDATE, 11:21 a.m.: For comments form Mike Reinfeldt on Blount, please see this story.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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