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O-R Sports reporter Dale Lolley gets you the insider scoop on the NFL.

After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop. Dale can also be heard on the Steelers radio network pre-game show prior to every game. Follow him on Twitter at dlolleyor.

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Mar 2017

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Steelers make some roster improvements

After largely sitting on their hands and watching the first wave of free agency, the Steelers jumped into the pool full force this week, making three signings in the past two days.

The biggest was the addition of former Jacksonville No. 1 pick Tyson Alualu on Tuesday.

The 6-3, 304-pound defensive lineman will make the best backup the Steelers have had on their defensive line in several years after messing around with the likes of Cam Thomas and Ricardo Mathews in recent years.

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Mar 2017

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No surprises here. Roethlisberger leaning toward a return to Steelers

To the surprise of no one who has spent any amount of time at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is “leaning towards” returning to play in 2017.

Roethlisberger spoke at the Ignite Men’s Impact Weekend conference at Liberty University Friday and was asked if he’s going to play in 2017.

“I’m leaning towards it,” Roethlisberger replied.

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Mar 2017

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Sifting through the combine

The NFL combine has wrapped up and now that the smoke has cleared, we can see a little more clearly how things are rounding into shape for the Steelers.

By far, they were most active with the outside linebacker prospects, visiting with 17.

That list has a number of potential first-round draft picks, including Auburn’s Carl Lawson, UCLA’s Takk McKinley, Temple’s Hasson Reddick, Alabama’s Tim Williams, Youngstown State’s Derek Rivers, Missouri’s Charles Harris and T.J. Watt of Wisconsin.

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