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Staley's signing gives Steelers options

Cross those running backs you had on your draft board off your list because the Steelers are no longer interested. <br><br> Tuesday's signing of Duce Staley to a 5-year, $14-million contract means the team will no longer look to select a running back in this year's draft and making cornerback, offensive tackle or quarterback more probable picks in the first three rounds.

Some will question giving a 29-year-old running back a contract that averages just under $3 million per season, but like the contract given to punter Chris Gardocki over the weekend, it's doubtful Staley will see the end of that deal. A more likely scenario now has the Steelers using Staley and Jerome Bettis this season as their backs of...