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Steelers get offensive in second day of draft, take RB and WR

Steelers get offensive in second day of draft, take RB and WR

Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell was the second round choice and Oregon State WR Markus Wheaton was taken in the third round.
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  • Steelers select Le’Veon Bell in 2nd round

    Steelers select Le’Veon Bell in 2nd round

    We all knew that the Steelers needed a running back. But most probably didn’t expect them to bypass Eddie Lacy and Montee Ball to draft a different running back. But that’s exactly what they did. The Steelers selected Michigan State running back Le’
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  • Steelers introduce top pick Jarvis Jones

    Steelers introduce top pick Jarvis Jones

    post-gazette.com Apr 26, 2013
    The outside linebacker from Georgia was dressed appropriately in a black suit and shirt and gold tie.
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  • Bucs' Sanchez, Hurdle ejected after HBP vs. STL

    Bucs' Sanchez, Hurdle ejected after HBP vs. STL

    CNNSI.com Apr 26, 2013
    ST. LOUIS -- Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jonathan Sanchez and manager Clint Hurdle were ejected in the first inning of Friday night's game with the St. Louis Cardinals after Sanchez hit Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig in the helmet with a pitch.
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  • The Second Round: Picks 48-52

    The Second Round: Picks 48-52

    yahoo.com Apr 26, 2013
    48. Pittsburgh Steelers: Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State -- Great fit for Pittsburgh's offense -- 6-foot-2, 230 pound back who runs lower to the ground than you'd expect. Carries defenders after contact. Less shifty than powerful. 49. New York Giants: …
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  • Steelers may have landed their starting back

    Steelers may have landed their starting back

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Pittsburgh Steelers landed their running back in the second round, but it wasn't the one many expected. The Steelers used the 48th overall pick on Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell and not Alabama's Eddie Lacy, who had been considered the top back in th…
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  • Cardinals put Adams on DL with strained oblique

    Cardinals put Adams on DL with strained oblique

    CNNSI.com Apr 26, 2013
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rookie Matt Adams of the St. Louis Cardinals, who is batting .542 in eight games, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.
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  • Steelers add speed to the backfield

    Steelers add speed to the backfield

    The Pittsburgh Steelers signed a running back, but they're likely not done addressing that position this offseason. The Steelers reached an agreement with LaRod Stephens-Howling, a free agent from the Arizona Cardinals. He won't compete for a starting j…
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  • Kiper: Steelers, Bengals among winners

    Kiper: Steelers, Bengals among winners

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    The AFC North had a strong start to the NFL draft. That's not the AFC North homer in me saying that. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. named three teams as winners in the first round, and two of them came from this division: the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnat…
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  • Man gets probation for threatening Hines Ward

    Man gets probation for threatening Hines Ward

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    A man who pleaded guilty to trying to extort $15,000 from former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward will spend two years on probation.
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  • Grading AFC North's first-round picks

    Grading AFC North's first-round picks

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    Last year's first round of the NFL draft ended up being a disappointing one for the AFC North. Injuries lessened the impact of Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and Pittsburgh Steelers guard Da…
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  • Wake-up call: First-round reactions

    Wake-up call: First-round reactions

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    BEREA, Ohio -- If you missed any of the first-round action from Thursday night, check the blog for my instant reaction on all the newest members of the division: Browns outside linebacker Barvekious Mingo, Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, Benga…
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  • Video - Pittsburgh Steelers draft RB Le'Veon Bell in 2013 NFL Draft 01:30

    Pittsburgh Steelers draft RB Le'Veon Bell in 2013 NFL Draft

    Apr 26
    The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell with the 48th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Breaking Down The National League Central 01:43

    Breaking Down The National League Central

    Apr 26
    "Baseball Tonight" takes a look at the contenders in the National League Central division.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NFL draft -- Second-day winners, losers

    Apr 26
    On a day the Packers took care of business at the 2013 NFL draft, Matt Barkley's freefall reached new depths, writes John Clayton.
  • Toronto Raptors weighing run at Phil Jackson, sources say

    Apr 26
    Among the options being considered by the Toronto Raptors as they weigh the futures of team president Bryan Colangelo and coach Dwane Casey is making a run at Phil Jackson, according to sources with knowledge of Toronto's thinking.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL second-round mock draft

    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- With all the quarterbacks that remain there for the picking, and the unfinished Manti Te'o saga, Friday night's second round has a chance to be as interesting as Thursday night's first round was unpredictable. I can't really recall a second …
  • Peter King: Looking back on a strange first round, ahead to a starry secon…

    Apr 26
    ST. LOUIS -- After the strangest first round of an NFL draft that I have seen, here's a look at the bizarro-world day-one (yes: Justin Pugh and Travis Frederick; no: Geno Smith and Matt Barkley) and a look ahead to a second day that will be starrier tha…