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Thursday, June 18, 2009
Steelers ink three draft picks

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

In between a pair of minicamp practices with the Cincinnati Bengals, I want to make sure I pass along some notes on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The defending champions announced Thursday they signed three draft picks.

Third-round receiver Mike Wallace, sixth-round defensive end Ra'Shon Harris and seventh-round center A.Q. Shipley all agreed to three-year deals with the team. Pittsburgh now has six draft picks signed, which also includes running back Frank Summers and cornerbacks Keenan Lewis and Joe Burnett.

Pittsburgh in turn released six players in quarterback Kevin McCabe, long snapper Mark Estermyer, defensive end Jeff Bradley, fullback Ryan Powdrell and receivers Jayson Foster and Cedric Goodman.

I'm off to watch the second Bengals practice. Expect a complete recap of Thursday's minicamp action once the next session ends.