Steelers news: Final two pre-draft visits, Bud Dupree signs with Falcons, and more

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It's been a busy couple of days for members of the Pittsburgh Steelers front office. With the 2023 NFL Draft looming, Omar Khan and Andy Weidl have officially put the finishing touches on their pre-draft visits this offseason -- taking advantage of every opportunity.

Their final two visits shed light on where they could look to target certain positions in the upcoming draft. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh recently missed out on a potential reunion with a former first-round pick. Here's the latest Steelers news.

Steelers news:

On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers rounded out their pre-draft visit list with a pair of names. The team met with Tennessee WR Cedric Tillman and Kansas State EDGE Felix Anudike-Uzomah. Interestingly, both players are projected to be day-two picks in the NFL Draft, and that could be the sweet spot in which Pittsburgh eyes a wide receiver or edge depth.

The Steelers had a pair of visits on Thursday when they met with WR Bryce Ford Wheaton and DL Karl Brooks. This brought the 30-visit list up to 30 players. However, two players (Ford-Wheaton and Joey Poerter Jr.) didn't count toward the list as they were considered local visits. This meant that Pittsburgh still had two visits left to use.

With Tillman and Anudike-Uzomah meeting with Pittsburgh's brass at the facility, the Steelers have officially used all 30 pre-draft visits this year.

More Steelers news:

Just before the weekend, we learned that Bud Dupree was signing a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. Many Steelers fans were hopeful that Dupree would reunite with his former team in Pittsburgh and serve as improved edge depth behind T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith.

It appears as if Pittsburgh is content entering the 2023 NFL Draft with depth lacking at the position. At the very least, this will give them the flexibility to snag an edge defender earlier than expected if the value is right.

NFl news:

On April 14th, six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, Gerald McCoy officially announced his retirement from the National Football League. McCoy last played at the age of 33 in 2021 as a member of the Raiders, but suited up in just one game for Las Vegas.

McCoy was the former 3rd overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He earned All-Pro honors in 2013 and recorded six straight Pro Bowl appearances from 2012 to 2017. McCoy started 139 of the 140 games he appeared in and finishes his NFL career with 59.5 sacks, per ESPN.

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