|Offense||2nd||109.5 (16th)||301.6 (2nd)|
|Defense||18th||100.3 (6th)||253.1 (27th)|
"He knows where he is," Porter said shortly after the Steelers drafted Miami (Fla.) outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo on the final day of the NFL Draft. "I told him already, the James Harrison (of before) is over.
"He's going to play his role, and his role is going to be effective. He knows what we're asking out of him, and he's going to be ready to answer the bell."
Porter said he expects Harrison to play roughly 25 snaps per game next season. Pittsburgh took another outside linebacker in Bud Dupree from Kentucky in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday.
"You can never have enough pass rushers in the way the game is being played now from the outside linebacker position," Porter said. "We just made our outside linebacker tree a little deeper."
"It’s a great defense already," he said, per Steelers.com. "For Coach Tomlin to believe I can help improve it even more is a blessing for me. I like the aggressive style they play and the way they use the linebackers is great."
Dupree is also excited to share the field with
"He is very, very strong at the point (of attack)," said general manager Kevin Colbert. "... He can power rush, He can speed rush. He can put moves together. He can rush off of two feet or out of a three-point (stance). And he can cover. So really this is a gift for us to be able to get this guy at 22."
Mike Tomlin praised his intelligence and versatility, adding that Dupree's knowledge of the history of the game was a plus.
Speculation bloomed that Brown was dissatisfied with his contract, which is scheduled to pay him $6 million this season, but Brown wrote on Twitter that he was spending time with his newborn child and would be back soon.
The receiver racked up 1,815 yards and 138 catches for the Steelers last season.
It's been nearly five months since Bell sustained a hyperextended knee in the regular-season finale against the Bengals in late December. Bell finished second in the NFL last season with 1,361 rushing yards.
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