The Steelers aren’t just window-shopping for running backs.
Speaking at the NFL meetings in Orlando on Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin said the club would be signing or drafting running back depth to complement starter Le’Veon Bell, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“We need to have depth in that area and we will in the not-too-distant future, whether it’s in free agency or the draft,” Tomlin said, per the Post-Gazette.
The Steelers have met with Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew and are scheduled to host Patriots tailback LeGarrette Blount later this week.
As a rookie, Bell led the Steelers in carries (264) and rushing yards (860) in 2013. He also scored eight of the Steelers’ nine rushing touchdowns. Overall, Bell was responsible for about 62 percent of the Steelers’ rushing attempts and yards. The Steelers’ second-leading rusher in 2013, Jonathan Dwyer, departed for Arizona in free agency.