With final NFL draft, outgoing Steelers GM gets deserved Steel Curtain call | Opinion

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ Kevin Colbert gets deserved Steel Curtain call

After 22 years with the Steelers, the imprint of Kevin Colbert’s footprint is immense, and the next GM will inherit a remarkable standard for drafting talent.

Usually, this time of year Kevin Colbert has it all mapped out. There’s the post-draft business of the Pittsburgh Steelers, ramping up toward another training camp. The jump-start on scouting the next crop of talent. Salary-cap management. NFL spin cycle stuff.

Not so much so now for Colbert. He’s stepping down as the first general manager in the franchise’s history. After this month, his calendar is pretty much a blank slate.

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