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11-5, 1st in AFC North

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With one of the NFL's worst pass defenses in the middle of the field last season, the Steelers could benefit from the addition of a safety like Jabrill Peppers or Budda Baker in the draft.

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Stephen A. is happy for Bryant but doesn't trust his actions (1:39)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's how Martavis Bryant's return could play out, assuming he stays clean: Enters camp as a backup, Steelers force him to earn back trust, splits snaps with Justin Hunter and Sammie Coates on the outside, gets job back by Week 1.

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Best mid-round prospect fit: Jake Butt

An addition like Butt makes sense as both a backup plan for Ladarius Green and a potential long-term answer at the position.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The next step for Martavis Bryant is securing a counselor in Pittsburgh, where he'll also receive frequent drug tests as part of NFL substance-abuse protocol. Bryant received positive remarks from his meeting with NFL council in New York, and he's remained clean while training in Nevada, according to a source close to Bryant.

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Steelers' Bryant given conditional reinstatement

Martavis Bryant, who has missed 20 regular-season games in two seasons for multiple substance abuse violations, was reinstated with conditions for preseason participation by the NFL Tuesday.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert comments on reinstatement of Martavis Bryant, who gives the team draft clarity: "Martavis Bryant has followed the protocol and has been conditionally reinstated by the National Football League. We appreciate that he has taken the necessary steps in an effort to get his personal life in order. We also understand this is just the beginning as he works to return to the team and meet all of the conditions of his reinstatement. We look forward to working with Martavis to ensure that he is mentally and physically prepared to contribute to our efforts on the field, while also maintaining the proper balance to keep his life in order off the field."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers have picked up the fifth-year option for linebacker Ryan Shazier, per source. Team showing commitment to playmaker with 87 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and three interceptions last season. Sports Illustrated first reported the news.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger saying 'I'm proud to call Findlay (Ohio) home" at the Hancock Co. Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday was bound to be well-received. Pat Garlock, Hancock committee member, told ESPN before the event that the city is proud of Roethlisberger. "He wanted to make amends and wants to be a part of the community," she said. Roethlisberger admitted at the event he let 'negative things' said by locals years ago cloud the support he received by many others, according to The (Findlay) Courier.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Moment of silence at PNC Park in honor of Steelers chairman Dan Rooney. This is the Pirates first home game since Rooney died at the age of 84 on April 13th. Pirates are honoring Rooney, son of Steelers' founder Art Rooney, with his name around home plate and a Steelers logo on the mound.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger will be in Findlay, Ohio, where he grew up, for induction into the Hancock County Sports Hall of Fame this weekend. His sister, Carlee, who played basketball at Oklahoma; will also be inducted. Committee member Pat Garlock said Roethlisberger'a appearance Saturday is creating a buzz in the northwestern Ohio town.

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Malcolm Butler or Richard Sherman?

If the Saints trade for Malcolm Butler will they get a legit corner? NFL DB Ryan Clark explains whether or not Butler or Sherman are a worthwhile trade for any NFL franchise.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN's Mel Kiper pegging East Carolina's Zay Jones to the Steelers with the 30th pick comes with a relational storyline. ECU coach Scottie Montgomery was Pittsburgh's receivers coach for three seasons. He was part of the staff that drafted Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown in 2010. Coach Mike Tomlin can get plenty of intel on Jones if he chooses.

Team Stats

Passing Yards262.6Tied-5th
Rushing Yards110.014th
Points For24.811th
Points Against20.410th

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