Found April 23, 2013 on Steelers Depot:
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was a guest Tuesday morning on 105 The X Radio and clarified his reasoning as to why the organization is more open to trading down in the first round of the NFL draft than up. His answer was not surprising, but it no way signified that they are guaranteed to move down on Thursday. "The first thing that you got to do is to look at our own team, and we had significant numbers of departures," said Colbert. "So, the only way that we can realistically replenish those departures is through the draft. There may still be some free agent signings, talking Read more [...]
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