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Kevin Colbert: Draft has “probably 6-8”³ prospects Steelers wou…

Kevin Colbert: Draft has “probably 6-8”³ prospects Steelers would call “special”

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Apr 22, 2013
One NFL evaluator who’s had success building through the draft sees less than 10 “special” prospects in the Class of 2013 - and a lack of depth at certain line positions on both sides of the ball. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Monday
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  • Team needs:  Baltimore Ravens

    Team needs: Baltimore Ravens

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    It won’t be easy to win a second straight Super Bowl in Baltimore. But with five consecutive playoff appearances, there’s no reason to think the Ravens won’t at least be in contention. To have a chance at repeating as champs, however, here are the h
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  • Karlos Dansby visiting Bills

    Karlos Dansby visiting Bills

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    Now that linebacker James Harrison has agreed to a contract with the Bengals, Karlos Dansby has to find another place to call home for the 2013 season. It could be Buffalo. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Dansby will visit with the Bills on Monday an…
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  • Rolando McClain Got Arrested Because He Shouted "Fuck The …

    Rolando McClain Got Arrested Because He Shouted "Fuck The Police!"

    We told you earlier about Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain's latest arrest in his hometown of Decatur, Ala., this time for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. We knew McClain had been in a park among a large group of people that refused to dispers…
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  • Haslam reads lengthy statement to media, takes no questions

    Haslam reads lengthy statement to media, takes no questions

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    Browns owner Jimmy Haslam apparently has received - and is heeding - advice from his lawyers regarding the fact that anything he says can and will be used against him, if/when he personally faces charges for fraud allegedly committed by the billion-do
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  • Ranking team needs: Outside linebacker

    Ranking team needs: Outside linebacker

    ESPN.com Apr 22, 2013
    The AFC North blog continues to look at the different positions and rank each team in terms of draft need. For Monday, the blog is addressing outside linebackers. Mel Kiper Jr.'s top five outside linebackers are: Oregon's Dion Jordan, LSU's Barkevious M…
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  • Does Milliner's shoulder concern Browns?

    Does Milliner's shoulder concern Browns?

    ESPN.com Apr 22, 2013
    Many have linked the Cleveland Browns to Alabama's Dee Milliner at No. 6 because he is the consensus top cornerback in the draft. Or is he? Sports Illustrated's Peter King reported that teams are having injury concerns over Milliner's shoulder. Milliner…
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  • Bengals work out Reid Fragel

    Bengals work out Reid Fragel

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    There’s danger in putting too much stock in any particular draft visit or private workout, but the late ones sometimes bear noticing for one reason or another. A league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio that the Bengals worked out Ohio State right tackle
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  • Bengals work out Cyprien

    Bengals work out Cyprien

    The Bengals could go in plenty of different directions with the 21st overall pick in the draft. Despite plenty of veterans at every level of the defense, the Bengals would benefit from youth at every level, too. Especially safety. And so they’re doing t
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  • Fujita retires as a Saint

    Fujita retires as a Saint

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22, 2013
    Linebacker Scott Fujita, an 11-year NFL veteran who has played for the Chiefs, Cowboys, Saints, and Browns, will retire from the NFL as a member of the team with which he won a Super Bowl championship. Fujita has signed a one-day contract with the Saint…
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  • McShay's mock draft 5.1: AFC North

    McShay's mock draft 5.1: AFC North

    ESPN.com Apr 22, 2013
    ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay put together a Mock 5.1 . How is this different from his Mock 5.0? This one accounts for the Darrelle Revis trade and makes a major change for the Browns at No. 6. But this version is still Insider, so you'll need a su…
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  • John Harbaugh Made A Shirtless Friend At An Adventure Race

    John Harbaugh Made A Shirtless Friend At An Adventure Race

    deadspin.com Apr 22, 2013
    This picture comes to us from reader Jared, who happened upon John Harbaugh and Ravens running backs coach Juan Castillo while running in the Tough Mudder Mid-Atlantic-an adventure race in which participants have to run through all manner of obstacles b
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  • Bengals believe James Harrison can adjust

    Bengals believe James Harrison can adjust

    ESPN.com Apr 22, 2013
    One of the biggest questions facing James Harrison -- perhaps more than his age -- is whether he can play in the Cincinnati Bengals' 4-3 defense. For nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Harrison was an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. Now, af…
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  • Wake-up: QBs on Steelers draft radar?

    Wake-up: QBs on Steelers draft radar?

    The wake-up call is being posted a little later than usual. It's not because I had a long weekend, although I can say I had a quieter one than Rolando McClain, whose days as a Baltimore Raven may be numbered. The NFL draft is coming up in a few days, an…
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  • Inside how the Revis trade to Tampa Bay finally went down

    Inside how the Revis trade to Tampa Bay finally went down

    CNNSI.com Apr 22, 2013
    It was the Trade That Had To Happen. But it almost didn't. What nearly derailed the Darrelle Revis trade, and how'd it go down anyway? Peter King has the inside details.
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  • Video - Scott Fujita Retires As A Saint 00:37

    Scott Fujita Retires As A Saint

    Apr 22
    LB Scott Fujita signs a one-day contract with the Saints on Monday and announces his retirement after 11 NFL seasons.
  • Video - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam responds to fraud allegations 05:54

    Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam responds to fraud allegations

    Apr 22
    Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam discusses the steps his company, Pilot Flying J, will take in the wake of an alleged fraud scheme.
  • Video - Rolando McClain Arrested 02:48

    Rolando McClain Arrested

    Apr 22
    AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley discusses Ravens LB Rolando McClain's future with Baltimore after he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Sports Columnists

  • Seattle Seahawks to extend Kam Chancellor -- source

    Apr 22
    The Seattle Seahawks have reached an agreement with safety Kam Chancellor on a five-year, $35 million contract extension that has $17 million in guarantees, a source said.
  • Kam Chancellor signs contract extension with Seattle Seahawks

    Apr 22
    The Seattle Seahawks have signed star safety Kam Chancellor to a multiyear contract extension.
  • Peter King: Inside how the Revis trade to Tampa Bay finally went down

    Apr 22
    By Sunday morning, the Bucs and Jets had worked out the trade details for Darrelle Revis -- Tampa Bay's first-round pick in this draft and likely a third-rounder next year to New York. The Bucs had a contract done with Revis -- six years, $96 million, n…