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By Alan Robinson
Monday, April 8, 2013, 4:27 p.m.

The Steelers brought in three more players for visits Monday, including defensive backs Shamarko Thomas of Syracuse and Will Davis of Utah State.

Offensive tackle Nik Embernate also visited the Steelers' South Side offices as the team continued to bring in potential draft picks for personal visits.

The Steelers have brought in 15 players to Pittsburgh, or half as many as they are allowed to invite in advance of the April 25-27 NFL Draft.

The 5-foot-9, 213-pound Thomas is one of the better prospects the Steelers have brought in to date. He considered declaring for the draft as a junior a year ago, but chose to return to Syracuse for his senior season. He performed well at the NFL Scouting Combine in February and is projected to go in the second or third round.

The Steelers are looking for safety help now that Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark are both in their 30s, and Polamalu is coming off a season in which he missed nine consecutive games with a torn calf.

Davis(5-11, 186) is seen as mid-round pick, while the 6-foot-4, 300-pound Embernate ranks in the upper quarter of all available guards.

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