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Report: Steelers to meet with LeGarrette Blount on Friday

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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.

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18 Responses to “Report: Steelers to meet with LeGarrette Blount on Friday”
  1. jojopuppyfish says: Mar 22, 2014 9:26 PM

    Why aren’t the bears going after this guy?

  2. timcast12 says: Mar 22, 2014 9:40 PM

    Steelers are so bad

  3. faninvirginia says: Mar 22, 2014 9:42 PM

    I like Blount, i hope he doesnt have to resort to the steelers

  4. juanweiner says: Mar 22, 2014 9:49 PM

    Can the Steelers afford this guy?

  5. thevikesarebest says: Mar 22, 2014 10:31 PM

    AP>your RB.

  6. blackngold4life says: Mar 22, 2014 10:32 PM

    It’s a delay tactic till they can free up a few more million

  7. cbass59 says: Mar 22, 2014 10:35 PM

    Vikings 0-5 in SBs.

  8. reed20fence says: Mar 22, 2014 10:37 PM

    Friday? They do realize they’re competing against Ozzie Newsome for this guy? Better get a move on.

  9. kremis says: Mar 22, 2014 10:42 PM

    Pittsburgh lost to Tim Tebow and 8-8 each season after that. Really this will not change anything 8-8 is about as good as it gets. This division is and will be owned by Baltimore or Cincinnati until Flacco and Dalton retire. If Cleveland finds a QB they will share in some of that glory too.

  10. steeltothebones says: Mar 22, 2014 10:51 PM

    I agree kremis! we suck bad

  11. kosarkid says: Mar 22, 2014 10:59 PM

    Robbing the cradle! He’s too young for this team.

  12. akboot says: Mar 22, 2014 11:01 PM

    Why wouldn’t the Pats re-sign him?

  13. bobzilla1001 says: Mar 23, 2014 10:58 AM

    No cap space until June. Doubtful Blount will wait around that long.
    I look forward to when the Steelers can get back to conducting business like an actual NFL team. Paying a quarterback a million dollars per TD pass isn’t working.

  14. pfu2 says: Mar 23, 2014 11:48 AM

    They are going to need him, their team looks awful this year.

  15. mr4thand1 says: Mar 23, 2014 12:04 PM

    Go Steelers!

  16. holeinone09 says: Mar 23, 2014 2:09 PM

    I think Woodley comes off the cap in June. There will be decent RBs and LBs available then for training camp. Relax folks.

  17. holeinone09 says: Mar 23, 2014 2:24 PM

    Ben had 28 TDs in 2013, and has 219 in his career. Geez, how does that equate to $1M per TD?

  18. bobzilla1001 says: Mar 23, 2014 4:06 PM

    Ok. Ben was paid a million dollars per turnover. I stand corrected.

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