Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Pittsburgh Steelers say they're still open to signing Maurice Jones-Drew

Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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.

 

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.

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