Skip to content
Deacon Keith Fournier Hi readers, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that's great! It's a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. We're not salespeople, but we depend on donations averaging $14.76 and fewer than 1% of readers give. If you donate just $5.00, the price of your coffee, Catholic Online School could keep thriving. Thank you. Help Now >

Steelers hope to pick up Maurice Jones-Drew before NFL draft

Free World Class Education
FREE Catholic Classes
Pittsburgh plans to pick up veterans before draft

With the May Eighth NFL draft looming ever closer, the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to fill a hole in their team before the NFL draft in May; particularly they are looking at finding a veteran running back.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
3/25/2014 (6 years ago)

Published in Sports

Keywords: NFL, Steelers, draft

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Two possible candidates that have recently visited the Steelers are Maurice Jones-Drew, formerly of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and former New England Patriots LaGarette Blounts.

Jones-Drew has Jaguar records for most career rushing touchdowns (63), most rushing touchdowns in a single season 15-2009, and most rushing yards in a single season (1,606 in 2011). He is also receiving interest from several other teams including the Patriots, the New York Jets, and the Miami Dolphins.

How are these for your beloved Catholic athlete?

Arthur Moats has also been signed on for a year by the Steelers. Moats was a linebacker for the Buffalo Bills for four seasons before his release in 2013, where he accrued 141 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles.

Head Coach Mike Tomlin is also switching up his coaching staff, bringing in former coach for the Tennessee Titans and Hall of Famer Mike Munchak to coach the offensive line.

Pittsburgh has a 15 pick in the first round, as well as three consolatory selections, including a pick in the third round. "I was expecting it, but at the same time it's like Christmas - it's great, particularly this time of year when you're out evaluating talent. You feel real good about the opportunity to add three more guys who could be significant," said Tomlin.

The Steelers need some new talent to push them over an 8-8 season last year where they went 4-2 in their division and 6-6 in conference.

---


'Help Give every Student and Teacher FREE resources for a world-class Moral Catholic Education'


Copyright 2019 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

We ask you, humbly: don't scroll away.

Hi readers, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that's great! It's a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. We're not salespeople, but we depend on donations averaging $14.76 and fewer than 1% of readers give. If you donate just $5.00, the price of your coffee, Catholic Online School could keep thriving. Thank you.

Help Now >

Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.


LIVE Lessons @ Catholic Online School

'Live Lessons' with Zoom on Catholic Online School

Professor Connolly: Monday-Friday @ 9am (PDT) / 12pm (EDT)
Deacon Frederick Bartels: Tuesday-Friday @ 10am (PDT) / 1pm (EDT)

LIVE Lessons Curriculum

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2020 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2020 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.

Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.