Colbert: Bostic, Burnett won’t alter draft plan


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Morgan Burnett tackles Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) last season. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The additions by the Steelers of safety Morgan Burnett and linebacker Jon Bostic appear to make them a better team than the one that took the field Jan. 14 in the playoffs against Jacksonville, but they aren't taking a wait-and-see approach with the two free agent signings made last week.

Speaking on the first day of the NFL meetings here Sunday, Kevin Colbert said he was pleased the team found replacements for injured linebacker Ryan Shazier and released safety Mike Mitchell, but he's not ready to declare his work done at either position. In fact, he said nothing has changed with the team's draft strategy.

"Anything we did, we always prefaced it with it won’t change the draft strategy," Colbert said. "That is unfolding as we go through this thing every day, as well. It won’t change anything. Obviously, we have different people on the team now, but we’re still preparing offensively, defensively and special teams evaluations to see how we can best improve."

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