Free agent running back Kevan Barlow visited the Steelers at their South Side headquarters today.
Barlow, a star at Pitt, has played with the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Jets in the NFL. His best season was 2003 with the 49ers, when he rushed for 1,024 yards on 201 carries, a 5.1 yard average. Last year for the Jets, he gained 370 yards on 131 carries, an average of 2.8 yards. The Jets cut him in February.
Barlow, a graduate of Peabody High School, is seventh on Pitt's career rushing list, with 2,438 yards. He scored the final touchdown at Pitt Stadium Nov. 13, 1999, when the Panthers upset Notre Dame, 37-27.
The Steelers have said they need more depth at running back. They did not select one in last weekend's draft, but signed two rookie free agent running backs later.
More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.