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Pittsburgh Steelers in for New England Patriots free agent

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The Pittsburgh Steelers need more hands on deck on their running offense. 

After Le'Veon Bell, the rookie starter who put up 800 yards in 13 games, the Steelers depth chart reads like a who's who of undrafted free agents and players with no photos on the Eagles official website.

And it seems like they are targeting New England Patriots back LeGarrette Blount to become a raw 1-2 punch alongside Bell.

Blount is visiting the Steelers today and it is understood the organization are re-structuring money around to set up a deal for the former Patriot.

Blount - in his fourth year in the league - is one of the top free-agent running backs still available and rushed for 772 yards and seven touchdowns last season, averaging 5.0 yards per carry.  

He would also looking for a significant pay day which is probably the reason why the Pats are happy to let him go.

Blount was exceptional in the playoff win against the Indianapolis Colts in January. He ran for 166 yards and four touchdowns including a 73 yard TD run which made everyone sit up and take notice of the 27-year old.

Blount is a definitive power runner measuring in at 6 foot tall and weighing 250 pounds. He would have fitted in with the old-school, pound the ball down your throat style the Steelers of past loved.

And with Maurice Jones-Drew set to sign with the Oakland Raiders, Blount is the next best man for the job and looks certain to be rocking the block and yellow come the start of the season.

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