LeGarette Blount to meet with Steelers
Posted by Mike Wilkening on March 21, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT
LeGarrette Blount AP
The Steelers continue to look for a back capable of sharing some of the workload with Le’Veon Bell.
The club will visit with Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount on Sunday night, Aaron Wilson of National Football Post reported.
Blount’s visit comes after the Steelers hosted Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew for two days earlier this week. The two sides did not reach a deal.
The 27-year-old Blount rushed for 772 yards and seven TDs on 153 carries in regular season play in 2013. In the postseason, Blount racked up 166 yards and four scores in the Patriots’ divisional-round rout of the Colts.
The 6-foot, 250-pound Blount is a strong runner who would bolster the Steelers’ ability to play a grind-it-out game. He would give the Steelers dependable second option behind Bell, a three-down back who’s likely to get the majority of backfield work in 2014.