Maurice Jones-Drew leaves Pittsburgh without a deal

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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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
 

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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