Running back Maurice Jones-Drew extended his stay in Pittsburgh for a second day in Thursday, but it appears there’s been no agreement on Jones-Drew sticking around for the 2014 season at this point.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Jones-Drew’s visit with the Steelers has concluded without a signed contract that would put Jones-Drew in the Pittsburgh backfield. It’s hardly impossible that an agreement could be reached in the future, but both sides will likely explore other options before that happens.
The Steelers were the first team to have Jones-Drew in for a visit since free agency got underway last week. The veteran’s representatives have talked up the number of interested teams, but he’s not in the strongest sales position as a soon-to-be 29-year-old back coming off a poor season.
Pittsburgh, meanwhile, is looking for a reliable backup for Le’Veon Bell in Bell’s second professional season. Whether because of money or something else, Jones-Drew isn’t fitting the bill at the moment so they’ll need to sift through the other options if they want to add someone before the draft.