The Pittsburgh Steelers have been looking for a running back for some time now, and even though they have a solid young rusher in Le’Veon Bell, they’re still looking for a solid compliment to throw alongside him.
Last week the Steelers met with free agency running back Maurice Jones-Drew and while he left without a contract, the team has since stated that they liked what they heard from him and remain open to the idea of adding him.
Mike Tomlin said he “felt good” about last week’s meeting with Maurice Jones-Drew and said “we’re open” to possibility of signing him
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) March 23, 2014
Adding Jones-Drew at this point in his career is a risk, as he’ll never again be the runner he was in his prime with the Jaguars. At best, the Steelers can hope to beta fraction of that talent, but Jones-Drew was good enough and remains solid enough that a fraction of his old talent is still pretty darn good.
Pittsburgh is also mulling the idea of signing LeGarrette Blount which could mean Jones-Drew remains out of a job should the Steelers value youth over all else.