With the free agent running back market starting to thin, the Steelers are hosting one of the better tailbacks still available on Friday.
Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount is taking his scheduled free agent visit with Pittsburgh, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported.
The Steelers are looking to strengthen their running back depth, and the 27-year-old Blount would fill that bill. The 6-foot, 250-pound Blount racked up 772 rushing yards and seven TDs last season for New England.
The market for veteran tailbacks has heated up in the third week of free agency. The Dolphins added Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno, while the Raiders appear to be close to a deal with Jaguars tailback Maurice Jones-Drew.