Maurice Jones-Drew leaves Pittsburgh without a deal

Aaron Wilson
National Football Post

Former Jacksonville Jaguars star running back Maurice Jones-Drew left town without a deal after meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Jones-Drew is coming off a poor season where he averaged a career-low 3.4 yards per carry.

The Steelers don't have much salary-cap space, just over $2.1 million.

They tried to get running back James Starks, but he re-signed with the Green Bay Packers.

Jones-Drew led the league in rushing in 2011 with 1,606 yards. He held out in 2012 and then suffered through an injury-plagued season. He had 803 yards rushing this season.

He's expected to contemplate his options and the Steelers will also explore their choices for a backup to Le'Veon Bell.

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