Dec 22, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) runs the ball past Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard (31) during the game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Maurice Jones-Drew to continue Steelers' meeting Thursday


On Wednesday, a report surfaced that veteran running back Maurice Jones-Drew was visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The visit is apparently going well.

According to Albert Breer of and the NFL Network, Jones-Drew will continue visiting with the Steelers on Thursday.


The Steelers are looking to add a veteran running back to their draft pick last year, former Michigan State Spartans’ star Le’Veon Bell.

Jones-Drew probably wants to find a home in a place where he believes he can win now, something he has not done with the Jacksonville Jaguars in recent years.

Jones-Drew is only 28 years old (he’ll be 29 in a few days), but is obviously showing a lot of tread on his tires.

After playing in just six games and rushing for 414 yards on 86 carries, which is still an excellent average of 4.8 yards per carry in 2012, he rushed for just 803 yards on 234 carries (3.4 yards per carry) in 15 games last season.

Obviously, his team had something to do with those numbers and although he won’t ever be the player he once was, he can still be a useful addition to a team.

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  • Rufus Benard

    This would be a terrible signing. He has no heart. He held out while having two who years still on his contract. Then he went on to have a terrible season. And last season wasn’t much better. Now if he came at a reasonable figure, I can understand that. But it’s my understanding he would be expensive to sign. There are better fits out there. Signing Harrison and a NT/DE that is proven is more of a priority. Felex Jones played well when he got the ball and Steven Howling looked really good until he got hurt in preseason. They would be more of a change of pace back. Just my humble opinion.