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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Denounces NFL Draft Leaks

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the NFL gets closer to the Draft, more and more information is leaked about perspective prospects, possibly to manipulate the draft boards. Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert thinks it has to stop.

"I think it's horrible," Colbert added. "I think it's really bad for our profession when people use whatever means they use to get information out to try to influence the draft and they talk about a kid's test score, a kid's injury, a kid's character. I think that's awful. It's disrespectful to our profession, it's disrespectful to the game, it's disrespectful to the kid."

"We don't believe in mock drafts and what people are saying about other teams because so much of it is misinformation," he continued. "You'd just lose your mind trying to figure out what everyone's going to do. We're going to be true to what we do and feel good about it and live with it."

The first round of the NFL Draft is April 30.

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Steelers Release James Harrison

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- One of the hardest hitters in the Steel City won't be playing his football there next season.

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced the release of linebacker James Harrison on Saturday, ending the nine-year veteran's run with the team.

"We have informed James Harrison that we have released him," Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said. "James has been an integral part of our success during his years in Pittsburgh and has helped us win two Lombardi trophies during that time. We appreciate all of his efforts and wish him the best."

Harrison won two Super Bowls with the team, and was named the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of The Year.

"It's been a great run but all good things must come to a end," Harrison said in a Tweet. "Thank you Steelers Nation I will miss you all!"

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Steelers Reward Antonio Brown with Contract Extension

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to work out a new deal with wide receiver Mike Wallace, but they have taken care of their other starting receiver. The team has reached an agreement on a five-year contract worth $42.5 million with Antonio Brown, according to ESPN.

Seemingly out of nowhere, Brown had a breakout season with the Steelers in his second season in the NFL. He became the first player in NFL history with over 1,000 return yards and 1,000 receiving yards. Overall, he finished second to Wallace on the team with 69 receptions for 1,108 yards with two touchdowns.

"He has played a major role in our success the past two years," Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said. "And we are thrilled he will be a Steeler for many years to come."

Wallace has yet to report to Steelers training camp because of his desire for a new contract, but the team decided to take care of Brown before deciding the future of Wallace.

The Steelers drafted Brown with the 195th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

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