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Steelers legend Blount to announce team’s second-round draft pick

By Mark Kaboly
Hall of Famer cornerback Mel Blount will announce the Steelers’ second-round pick at the NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago on May 1. This will mark the fifth year that the league is hosting retired players ...

Miami linebacker Perryman eager to stand tall on draft day

By Chris Adamski
The long and the, er, short of it for Denzel Perryman is no laughing matter. “I’ve been pretty much getting knocked for my height since I ...

NFL Draft preview: UCLA’s Kendricks leads deep inside linebacker class

By Chris Adamski
This year’s crop of inside linebackers is thought to be a deep one, certainly more so than the 2014 draft. Among players most teams considered ...

Steelers wrap up pre-draft visits with four defensive players

By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers wrapped up their pre-draft visits on Wednesday by hosting four players highlighted by the top safety in the draft. Alabama junior Landon Collins (6-0, 228) is being projected as a top 20 pick in next week’s NFL Draft. A ...

Wisconsin’s Gordon flashes ahead of the pack

By Ralph N. Paulk
Every now and then, an NFL Draft prospect sticks around hoping his stock will rise with another year of experience and exposure. In the case of ...

NFL Draft preview: Running back class is deep, talented

By Ralph N. Paulk
For all the talk about running backs being devalued the past few seasons, NFL coaches and general managers still get excited about durable, versatile thoroughbreds ...

Steelers open daunting season at Patriots, play 5 prime-time games

By Mark Kaboly
If being without Le’Veon Bell for the first three games of the season and having the toughest schedule in the league wasn’t enough, the NFL ...

Steelers bring in 2 more cornerbacks for visits

By Mark Kaboly
A day after hosting three cornerbacks on Monday, the Steelers brought in two more on Tuesday. Utah’s Eric Rowe and Ohio State’s Doran Grant had a pre-draft visit with the Steelers on Tuesday, making them the seventh and eighth cornerbacks to ...

Peat adds to Stanford offensive line legacy

By Mark Kaboly
Andrus Peat definitely has the bloodlines to make an immediate impact at left tackle in the NFL. His father, Todd, played seven seasons as an offensive lineman with the Phoenix Cardinals and Los Angeles Raiders and continues to have routine film ...

NFL Draft preview: Thin crop of offensive tackles available

By Mark Kaboly
Depending on how you view Brandon Scherff, this year’s offensive tackle class can either by classified as above average or just status quo. Scherff is ...

Steelers receiver Brown skipping voluntary offseason workouts

By Mark Kaboly
Maurkice Pouncey, Marcus Gilbert and Cameron Heyward were just a few who were at the Steelers’ South Side facility Monday for the start of Phase ...

NFL Draft preview: Interior linemen replace flash with experience this year

By Chris Adamski
Guard and center are positions in which NFL teams tend to favor “reliable” and “steady” over “flashy” and “gifted.” Tackles get the adoration (and the ...

Versatile Iowa lineman Scherff in solid position

By Chris Adamski
Forget the debate about whether the consensus highest-rated offensive lineman in the upcoming draft, Iowa’s Brandon Scherff, is a guard or a tackle. The 6-foot-5, 319-pound ...

Minnesota tight end Williams hopes to join father as 1st-round pick

By Mark Kaboly
Maxx Williams wants to be just like his father. Williams is the top tight end in this year’s NFL Draft and could be selected in the ...

This year’s NFL Draft does not appear to offer a Gronkowski type

By Mark Kaboly
The hybrid tight end — one who is too big to cover with a defensive back and too fast to cover with a linebacker — ...

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NFL notebook: Patriots, minus QB Brady, visit White House

By Staff and Wire Reports
The Super Bowl champion Patriots, minus quarterback Tom Brady, were honored by President Barack Obama at the White House. Amid some jokes about deflated balls, coach Bill Belichick’s wardrobe and Rob Gronkowski, the president congratulated the Patriots for their sustained …