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LeGarrette Blount to meet with Steelers


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.

Blount is PFT’s 91st-ranked free agent.

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56 Responses to “LeGarrette Blount to meet with Steelers”
  1. thepftpoet says: Mar 21, 2014 3:39 PM

    I can’t see this signing happening.

    He doesn’t fit the Steelers mold of old, washed up and past his prime.

  2. Raider-in-PA says: Mar 21, 2014 3:39 PM

    Please no…

  3. blackngold4life says: Mar 21, 2014 3:42 PM

    I can work with this one…MJD not so much..Blounts a much better fit

  4. steelerben says: Mar 21, 2014 3:42 PM

    I can get behind this move. But it won’t happen. He’s going to want too much money.

  5. lenbias34pt says: Mar 21, 2014 3:43 PM

    If the kid holds onto the ball he is classic guy know one wants to tackle……so as a Raven fan i hope he winds up else where.

  6. SmashMouthFootball says: Mar 21, 2014 3:46 PM

    Another visit. Yawn, wake me if he signs.

  7. bobzilla1001 says: Mar 21, 2014 3:46 PM

    Le’Veon and LeGarrett: The French Connection!!!
    I’ve always felt that Blount would be an EXCELLENT fit in Pittsburgh; he’s a big back with the kind of power not seen around here since Jerome Bettis.
    Blount is a prototypical Steelers back.

  8. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 21, 2014 3:47 PM

    Now this is a signing that would make sense. He’s a tough runner, and if we ever needed someone to punch Steve Smith in the mouth…

  9. joemammy says: Mar 21, 2014 3:48 PM

    The Steelers will set Blount’s contract price and the Pats will sign him.

    Sorry, Pittsburghers…he wants to play with a contender. You ain’t it…

  10. bigbenownsthenfl says: Mar 21, 2014 3:49 PM

    that would be a great signing if we could get blount. some power at the goal line. hey did you guys happen to be watching nfl network? they are focusing on the steeler dynasty all this week. and does anybody know when it will be the ravens, browns or bengals week to be on nfl network? cause I don’t remember hearing anything about it!!!! #theyallenvythesteelers…

  11. billytodd2013blbaad says: Mar 21, 2014 3:58 PM

    this guy was born to be a Steeler!!

  12. patswillreign says: Mar 21, 2014 4:00 PM

    Patriots…you better not let Blount get away

  13. vicnocal says: Mar 21, 2014 4:01 PM

    Bus 2.0

  14. tigerlilac says: Mar 21, 2014 4:11 PM

    As a Pats fan, I will wish him well if he moves on to a new club. He left Tampa with a bad reputation that now seems unearned and would leave the Patriots with the admiration of his teammates, coaches, and fans.

  15. tampamac says: Mar 21, 2014 4:13 PM

    Blount needs to come back to Tampa. Schiano is gone and he’d be a nice change of pace back capable of handling a starter’s role if Doug Martin were injured again.

  16. jetsmmt says: Mar 21, 2014 4:15 PM

    Come to the Jets and run wild on the Pats terrible run D.

  17. bcfalcon says: Mar 21, 2014 4:15 PM

    If the Steelers do sign Blount I hope they put him on return duties along with being that change of pace back. Look at his 2nd game against Buffalo and you’ll see what i mean!

  18. jmblosser82 says: Mar 21, 2014 4:26 PM

    Joemammy, Pittsburgh has as good of a chance as the Patriots. Brady is done.

  19. daltongang1 says: Mar 21, 2014 4:28 PM

    Hope he doesn’t sign. This dude is tough and the Bengals want no part of it.

  20. nolesofsteel says: Mar 21, 2014 4:28 PM

    Blount 1.0 – new OS, not an upgrade.

  21. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Mar 21, 2014 4:31 PM

    Pittsburgh is the class of the world. The Steelers make all non-Steelers cry themselves to sleep at night.

  22. steelerfanjo says: Mar 21, 2014 4:33 PM

    U gotta be able to field a team.

  23. patriotenvy says: Mar 21, 2014 4:53 PM

    He was good in games against teams that were weak against the run. In the AFC championship team against a decent run stop team he had 5 runs for 6 yards.

  24. tavisteelersfan says: Mar 21, 2014 4:56 PM

    Oh if we had the money, I’d like to see him on the Steelers. I think we can mold him.

  25. patriotenvy says: Mar 21, 2014 4:57 PM

    ^Championship game

  26. jmssportsfanatic4ever says: Mar 21, 2014 4:57 PM


  27. jmssportsfanatic4ever says: Mar 21, 2014 4:59 PM

    LeGarette Blount would be a great running back in my hometown of Pittsburgh.

  28. iamkillerfin says: Mar 21, 2014 4:59 PM


  29. pabrownsfan says: Mar 21, 2014 5:05 PM

    I hope he stays where he is. The guy is a beast.

  30. scw1993 says: Mar 21, 2014 5:07 PM

    steeler fans didn’t like Blount when he played for Tampa, nor when he was picked up by N.E. Now, they love him. Hypocrites. Ben still using the men’s room for his extracurricular activities? No wonder he doesn’t have time to make the playoffs. It really stinks to go downhill, while others in your division, are plugging in key pieces, and are playing better than you.

  31. tavisteelersfan says: Mar 21, 2014 5:13 PM

    Wouldn’t you pay to see the following padded practices:
    Blount Run
    Harrison Run Stop

    Phew. Talk about brain damage.

  32. tennesseetitan78 says: Mar 21, 2014 5:20 PM

    This RB market is crazy.. MJD, Knowshon Moreno, Blount, there’s a lot of RB’s still out there. Blounts work ethnic is horrible, but he can b a beast on the field at times. He will need a good coach to handle him.

  33. jtbsteeler says: Mar 21, 2014 5:23 PM

    Steelerfanjo is a farce. Repeat farce and could be a wanted criminal.

  34. steelcurtainn says: Mar 21, 2014 5:30 PM

    MJD is out Blount is in…Sign him up. He’d be a nice big powerback the steelers could use. Would be a nice one two punch with Le’veon. Here we go Steelers, Here we go!!!!!

  35. holeinone09 says: Mar 21, 2014 5:36 PM

    This guy could be very interesring. Steelers have struggled successfully running on third/fourth and short since the Bus retired.

  36. micahernst says: Mar 21, 2014 5:47 PM

    He seems like a better fit than MJD, but I bet he’s still to pricey for the Steelers tastes.

  37. badmoonrison says: Mar 21, 2014 6:05 PM

    Go ahead and sign him Squealers, you guys are going nowhere soon anyways…

  38. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:10 PM

    I think the Pats will wait and see what is offered and match it or better it by a little bit.

  39. getyourownname says: Mar 21, 2014 6:11 PM

    He would be a classic Steeler back. Too bad they have no money to sign him.

  40. IamtheBucsFan says: Mar 21, 2014 6:17 PM

    Loved him in TB. He just wasn’t used correctly. He looks and plays like a Steeler. Wish we had him back.

  41. footballfanatic666 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:22 PM

    A real bruiser… to bad ray ray is gone… it would be great to see Blount knock him on his a**…

  42. blackngold4life says: Mar 21, 2014 6:34 PM

    In order to get this done the Steelers need to rework or extend a few contracts over the weekend. I’d say give Ben his extension right now..and Timmons also that will free up about 10-12m..they should have done this at the beginning of free agency

  43. steel2372 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:46 PM

    I love the way Blount plays the game. He would be a perfect fit with Bell. You put a strong power running game with a stout defense the Steelers are building….. Number 7 is in sight!

  44. dickshotdogs says: Mar 21, 2014 6:53 PM

    “Brady is done.” You’re adorable.

  45. coachbeck says: Mar 21, 2014 7:24 PM

    Lol prototypical steeler back ? Kordell Stewart isn’t the qb anymore. Only reason bettis is considered the “prototypical” steeler back is because he carried the franchise for years.

    Please sign this fumble crazy guy maybe he will alienate teammates the way he did in Tampa

  46. patriotsarespygaters says: Mar 21, 2014 7:55 PM

    patriot haters why would you want a player that played for the patriots you idiots so u say they cheat but you want their current players

  47. bradywolverine12 says: Mar 21, 2014 7:55 PM

    There is two different Blounts one who will run hard like he did for the pats or the “Tiptoe Bandit” for Tampa bay.. It’s all in motivating this guy..

  48. jmblosser82 says: Mar 21, 2014 8:16 PM

    dickshotdogs, Brady is not getting another championship. Even if the Pats manage to make it to the SB, the NFC is so much stronger.

  49. dejhutton says: Mar 21, 2014 9:01 PM

    Hell yeah a heavy runner who ran for over 700 yds and 7 TD’s. Still have a lot left in the tank. He is a bruising back who could really help the running game.

  50. bigbamboom1 says: Mar 21, 2014 10:00 PM

    Patriot fan here. If the Steelers pull this off, they will have a pure gem. THis guy was a tremendous RB with my Pats. I really hate to see him go. But I have to admit. The Steelers are a perfect fit. He is big, physical, strong, and very fast in the open field. He can run elusive like Franco. Or he can Bang like the Bus. But take it to the house in the open field. He gets better as the weather gets colder. But Tomlin will need to kepp him focused on making one cut and go, like Belichick did. Or he’ll start dancing around at the line of scrimmage. But I think he figured it all out in NE. And is ready to blossom in a system that features a power running game. Remember, this big bruiser broke some very long runs and TDs on kickoffs too. He was a beast. Regardless of what they say in Tampa. Big Ben will love him. Because he can catch screens and block too. I don’t know why the Patriots risked him in the free agent market. But Enjoy Steelers. You’re getting a good one if you can sign him.

  51. siggy00 says: Mar 21, 2014 10:17 PM

    Jerome Bettis Blah blah blah

    250 pounds blah blah blah.

    It’s 2014 people, not 1975. The Steelers blew it when they didn’t trade for Sproles, who’s a perfect fit for the simpleton dink and dunk offense of Todd Haley.

    Remember kids, the ONLY ring Jerome Bettis won was when they had FAST Willie Parker as the starter and Bettis was a glorified garbage time back.

  52. bobzilla1001 says: Mar 21, 2014 11:55 PM

    What does Kordell Stewart have to do with a prototypical Steelers running back?
    Bill Cowher compiled a 161-99-1 career coaching record over 15 seasons with this formula: A stellar defense, QBs who made few mistakes and a power running game, starting with Barrelin’ Barry Foster, who was on a Steelers’ roster long before either Bettis or Stewart.
    The 2014 Steelers lack a stellar defense, a QB who makes few mistakes and a coach as successful as Cowher. They probably are also going to be without Blount. The Steelers have no cap space until June.
    Nevertheless, Blount still is a prototypical Steelers running back…

  53. beerndrums says: Mar 22, 2014 12:07 AM

    The Patriots won’t win another SB
    Just be proud of the 3 that you cheated to win

  54. wrigney says: Mar 22, 2014 5:51 AM

    Heavier, and a bit nastier than my favorite (Barry Foster). Our own secondary may be nervous about future practices.

    Deshea Towsend, I’m sure is looking forward to goal line drills vs. Blount?

    I’m all in……bring him to the Steel City.

  55. steelcityfinest13 says: Mar 22, 2014 9:10 AM

    Steelers will have some money to get someone like this on the cheap….june 1st we get woodleys money

  56. southcarolinamike says: Mar 22, 2014 10:39 AM

    I say sign him. Some may think his running style is the same as the current starter, but I think he brings a little more power between the tackles.

    I’ve liked him since he knocked the smirk off of the face of that Boise State player a few years ago.

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