It's not an easy time to make a buck as a free-agent running back, but at least one NFL team is considering a deal for Maurice Jones-Drew.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Pittsburgh Steelersplan to host the former Jacksonville Jaguar on Wednesday, according to a source close to the 28-year-old runner. RapSheet was told that MJD is being patient and talking with several other teams in an attempt to pinpoint the right fit.
We haven't heard a peep about Moreno or Blount on the open market, but MJD is generating interest just three seasons removed from leading the league in rushing.
After averaging at least 4.4 yards per carry in six of his first seven campaigns, Jones-Drew's average dipped to a pedestrian 3.4 yards per tote last season. He's a runner in decline with a recent history of nagging injuries, but today's basement-bargain prices for backs makes MJD a low-risk signing.