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10-6, 2nd in AFC North

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers declined the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, per source. He's a free agent after 2016.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers one of the few NFL teams without a decision on the fifth-year option for 2013 first-rounders. They have until midnight to pick up or decline the option on outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, the 17th overall pick that year. The long wait might suggest the team will decline. If that's the case, the Steelers will own his rights in 2016, then Jones would hit free agency.

Stats & Info

Owls leave their mark

Temple tied a school record for players drafted with three selections in the 2016 NFL draft. Tavon Young became the first Owl taken off the board since 2012 when the Ravens nabbed him with the sixth pick in the fourth round.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harrison posted 'I'M BACK' on his Instagram account. Steelers OLB returning for 14th NFL season.

Steelers' secondary was primary concern

Pittsburgh has allowed 4,000 passing yards twice in franchise history -- both coming in the last two seasons. The Steelers addressed this issue immediately, spending their first two selections on defensive backs. Drafting for need

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Long-term investment that pays off (1:04)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers are bringing back quarterback Bruce Gradkowski on a one-year deal, according to a source. Gradkowski will be a backup quarterback along with Landry Jones. Fox Sports first reported the news.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers like sixth-round pick Travis Feeney's, uh, aggressiveness. "He puts his body in some reckless places and does it without concern," said GM Kevin Colbert about the pass rusher out of Washington. "He's exciting. He flies around."

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Steelers focused on secondary

Mel Kiper Jr. singled out the secondary as Pittsburgh's biggest need, and apparently their front office agreed. What grade did Kiper give the Steelers for their efforts in the draft? NFL draft grades (Insider)

Steelers' best pick: Javon Hargrave

A third-round choice, the defensive tackle from South Carolina State has the highest ceiling of any developmental prospect in this class. Hargrave has the first-step quickness and power to push the pocket from the interior. Todd McShay (Insider)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers have signed 10 undrafted free agents Saturday night.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Steelers' picks through all seven rounds: 1. Artie Burns, CB, Miami; 2. Sean Davis, S, Maryland; 3. Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State; 4. Gerald Hawkins, OT, LSU; 6. Travis Feeney, OLB, Washington; 7. Demarcus Ayers, WR, Houston; 7. Tyler Matakevich, LB, Temple.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers used the draft to add speed to their secondary, but that's not all. "Playmaking as well," coach Mike Tomlin said. "Speed's just one element of it."

Team Stats

Passing Yards287.73rd
Rushing Yards107.816th
Points For26.4Tied-4th
Points Against19.911th

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