Steelers meet with DB Chris Owens Thursday

A move that somehow received less attention than the meeting with Maurice Jones-Drew, the Steelers look to add some depth in their secondary and special teams.

Perhaps ex-Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew passed defensive back Chris Owens in the hallway of the South Side facility Thursday.

Jones-Drew left reportedly without a contract. Owens was there to talk about possibly signing one with the Steelers, writes Baltimore Sun and National Football Post's Aaron Wilson.

The Steelers signed free safety Mike Mitchell at the onset of free agency, and Owens, a fifth-year pro out of San Jose State, would likely be nothing more than a reserve defensive back and special teams player. He spent his first five years in the league with Atlanta, Cleveland and Miami.

Owens has three interceptions, two forced fumbles and 3.5 career sacks. He reportedly also visited with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency.

The Steelers aren't flush with cap room but still have enough right now to sign a player to a lower-end deal. Their depth at wide receiver took something of a hit when Jerricho Cotchery signed with the Carolina Panthers, and they have reportedly met with free agent Lance Moore about a spot with the team.

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