Former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew extended his stay in Pittsburgh for a second day on Thursday, but reportedly left the Steelers facilities without a contract.
Maurice Jones-Drew’s visit with #Steelers ended. No contract. Still no backup RB. Next?
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) March 20, 2014
Jones-Drew gained 803 yards and averaged just 3.4 per carry last season. He signed a five-year, $31 million contract with the Jaguars in 2009, but is now free agent and looking for a place to start.
The Steelers are looking for a reliable backup for Le’Veon Bell and according to Bouchette, they have just $2,174,434 in salary cap space.
The Steelers were the first team the 28-year-old Jones-Drew visited since free agency began last week.
Jones Drew has rushed for 8,071 yards and 68 touchdowns with only 15 fumbles in 1,804 carries throughout his eight-year NFL career.