- Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer
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Free-agent running back LeGarrette Blount is scheduled to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a report from Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun/National Football Post.
This is the first reported visit for Blount since free agency began March 11.
The Steelers previously hosted veteran Maurice Jones-Drew and are in the market for another running back to pair with second-year player Le'Veon Bell. Meanwhile, the Patriots and Blount have expressed mutual interest in his return, but Blount hasn't been inclined to sign a contract at this point. Perhaps a visit to the Steelers sparks the process forward in some fashion.
The Patriots currently have Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden and Jonas Gray at running back. Ridley, Vereen and Bolden all enter the final year of their contracts, so the Patriots figure to add a running back at some point, either in free agency or the draft.