Steelers notebook: Team picks up draft pick; Beachum to visit Jets
March 11, 2016 2:25 PM
Brice McCain signed with the Dolphins in early 2015.
By Ed Bouchette / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The NFL issued the Steelers a sixth-round compensatory draft pick today, giving them seven total choices.
The extra pick, the No. 220th overall, comes from losing cornerback Brice McCain in free agency last year.
The Steelers now have picks in each round except the fifth and have two in the seventh. They traded their fifth-round pick to Philadelphia for cornerback Brandon Boykin, who is now an unrestricted free agent. They traded their original sixth-round pick to Jacksonville for kicker Josh Scobee, whom they cut. They acquired a seventh-round pick from the New York Giants for punter Brad Wing.
The draft will be held in Chicago April 28-30.
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Kelvin Beachum, the Steelers starting left tackle until his ACL was torn in the sixth game last season, has a visit lined up with the New York Jets, according to several reports.
Beachum, an unrestricted free agent, turned down contract offers from the Steelers before the start of the 2015 season. They have been talking to him this year about re-signing but also could not come to terms. The Steelers signed starting left guard Ramon Foster to a three-year deal Wednesday morning before he would have become a UFA.
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