The Pittsburgh Steelers have set up a free agent visit and it’s with a running back.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is scheduled to visit with the Steelers on Friday.
Now here's a fit that makes a ton of sense: former Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams is scheduled to visit the Steelers on Friday, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2015
Williams, who turns 32 in April, played his college ball at Memphis and he was recruited by current Steelers quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner, who was the schools’ offensive coordinator at the time.
Williams only played in six regular-season games last season as he was slowed by leg injuries and a broken bone in his hand. He finished the 2014 season with 62 carries for 219 yards and no touchdowns.
The Steelers need a veteran running back to compliment starter Le’Veon Bell and as many of you already know, I made it clear a few weeks ago that I thought the team should kick Williams’ tires once he was officially released. That move happened on Tuesday.
Bell is expected to be suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season, so having an experienced running back that understands completely what his role will be is very much needed. Williams is no longer a feature-back, but he is a player that can contribute in the league still.