The Steelers still plan to meet with Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, but that face-to-face discussion reportedly won’t occur until later next week.
Aaron Wilson of National Football Post reports the Steelers are slated to host Blount on Friday after Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and G.M. Kevin Colbert return from the NFL meetings in Orlando.
The 27-year-old Blount rushed for 772 yards and seven touchdowns for New England in 2013. In four NFL seasons, the 6-foot, 250-pound tailback has racked up 2,711 yards and 20 TDs and gained 4.7 yards per carry.
Blount would give the Steelers some accomplished depth behind Le’Veon Bell. Alvester Alexander, Tauren Poole and Miguel Maysonet are currently the reserve options behind Bell, a second-year pro from Michigan State.