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Steelers sign top picks Jones, Bell

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PITTSBURGH (AP)

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed top draft picks Jarvis Jones and Le'Veon Bell to four-year contracts. Terms were not disclosed.

Jones, the 17th overall pick in the NFL Draft, led the Football Bowl Subdivision with 14 1/2 sacks during his senior year at Georgia last fall. The 6-foot-2 outside linebacker will get a chance to replace 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison on the right side of Pittsburgh's 3-4 defense.

The Steelers selected Bell with the 48th overall selection in the draft. Bell ran for 1,743 yards last season at Michigan State and was named to the All-Big Ten first team. He is expected to compete with Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer for the starting running back spot.

Both players have been full participants during organized team activities, which continue on Tuesday.

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