Could a dwindling supply of established veteran running backs lead to greater demand for LeGarrette Blount?
Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Blount, who is visiting Pittsburgh on Friday, is now drawing interest from “other NFL teams,” too.
Blount is the lone unsigned running back left in PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100, a ranking of the top free agents entering the 2014 league year. The 27-year-old tailback, who is known for his physical running style, has rushed for 2,711 yards in four NFL seasons. He was second on the Patriots in rushing a season ago, gaining 772 yards as one of the club’s top options in a backfield-by-committee.
Wilson also reported that Blount’s meeting with the Steelers is “going well.” The question now is whether the Steelers close a deal with him.