Ravens: Still the best team in the AFC North?

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Jun 16, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) gestures while talking to running back DeAngelo Williams (34) in drills during minicamp at the UPMC Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers

Re-signed: DE Clifton Geathers, LB Arthur Moats, LB James Harrison, LS Greg Warren, QB Ben Roethlisberger, S Will Allen, TE Matt Spaeth, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

Free agency additions: RB DeAngelo Williams, TE Brandon Hartson

Free agency losses: RB Ben Tate, DE Brett Keisel, CB Brice McCain, CB Ike Taylor, OLB Jason Worilds, WR Justin Brown, WR Lance Moore, TE Michael Palmer, S Troy Polamalu

Draft picks: 1-Bud Dupree (LB), 2-Senquez Golson (DB), 3-Sammie Coates(WR), 4-Doran Grant (DB), 5-Jesse James (TE), 6a-Leterrius Walton (DT), 6b-Anthony Chickillo (DE), 7-Gerod Holliman (DB)

The Steelers, much like the Ravens, are generally tight against the cap, leading to a rather ho-hum free agency period.  They did add veteran running back DeAngelo Williams, who is likely to start in Le’Veon Bell’s absence early in the season.  Right now Bell is facing a three game suspension for a DUI and marijuana charge.

The Steeler’s offense is still going to be dangerous with Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, and Bell, along with the return of the underrated offensive coordinator Todd Haley.  The big questions lie on the defensive side of the ball, where franchise legend Dick LeBeau will not be coordinating the defense for the first time since 2003.

After finishing 15th in total defense in 2014, changes were probably needed.  But the Steelers still have questions both in the secondary and with the pass rush.  The defense has gotten a lot younger over the last few years, and seems to be a unit headed back up the NFL ranks going forward.

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