TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Steelers net three extra draft picks

By Scott Brown
Monday, March 26, 2012
 

The Steelers have been awarded three compensatory picks • all in the seventh round -- in next month's draft.

The picks, compensation for free agent losses the previous year, give the Steelers four selections in the final round of the draft and 10 overall.• Past seventh-round picks by the Steelers include running back Baron Batch (2011), tight end David Johnson (2009) and defensive end Brett Keisel (2002).

Compensatory picks were awarded at today's NFL owners meetings based on a formula of free agent gains and losses. The Steelers lost tight end Matt Spaeth and defensive end Nick Eason last year. They signed tight end John Gilmore but he did not make the team.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Steelers

  1. Starkey: Century mark beckons for Ben
  2. Steelers’ defense on pace for fewest sacks in 16-game season
  3. Steelers notebook: No-huddle gets limited use vs. Texans
  4. Nearing season’s midpoint, Steelers still have issues to sort out
  5. Steelers’ Pouncey, brother won’t be charged in July fracas
  6. Steelers film session: Watt kept under control
  7. Texans coach O’Brien still cherishes time at Penn State
  8. Rookie Bryant sparks deep passing game for Steelers in victory
  9. Snapshot in time: Comparing Cowher, Tomlin drafts
  10. Steelers lookahead: Colts QB Luck becoming one of NFL’s elite
  11. Opposing defenses find success against Steelers by eschewing blitz
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.