They say good things come to those who wait and it looks like unrestricted Jacksonville Jaguars free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew is ready to test that theory.
According to a Tuesday report by Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Jones-Drew is comfortable waiting on the free agent market to turn. In addition, while he might not be expecting to get paid $3.5 million as earlier reports had suggested, he is looking for an annual salary of $3 million, according to Hubbach.
The Steelers are reportedly one of a few teams that are talking with representation of Jones-Drew this week at the NFL owners’ meetings in Orlando, FL, but being as head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday morning that he expects an experienced running back to possibly be signed by the end of this week, it doesn’t look like the UCLA product will be the one.
New England Patriots free agent running back LeGarrette Blount is scheduled to be in Pittsburgh for a visit at the end of this week and his asking price figures to be more reasonable than what Jones-Drew’s is.
The Steelers currently have just over $1 million in available cap space to spend after all previous signings have been accounted for.