Steelers’ preseason dates set

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh will host back-to-back home games at Heinz Field in Weeks 2 and 3 of the 2017 preseason.

The Steelers will host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2 of the preseason at Heinz Field, with the Indianapolis Colts traveling to Pittsburgh in Week 3.

Pittsburgh will open its 2017 preseason schedule on the road at the New York Giants, and conclude its preseason slate at the Carolina Panthers in Week 4. The Steelers-Panthers contest will mark the 15th consecutive year the two teams will meet in their preseason finale.

All of the Steelers’ four preseason games will be televised by KDKA-TV. Times and dates for these games have not been finalized.

Mini-camps set

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers will hold their 2017 rookie mini-camp from May 12-14 at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

The following is a schedule of the team’s mini-camps and organized team activities: May 12-14, rookie mini-camp; May 23-25, OTAs 1-3; May 30-June 1, OTAs 4-6; June 5-8, OTAs 7-10; and June 13-15, mini-camp.

Eagles ink McGloin

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles and former Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin have agreed on a one-year contract.

McGloin spent his first four seasons in Oakland, going 1-5 as a starter. He backed up Derek Carr the past three seasons.

McGloin adds depth behind Carson Wentz and Nick Foles. He has thrown for 1,868 yards, 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Elsewhere:

n The Patriots have re-signed Alan Branch, securing one of the key pieces of their defensive line. New England made the announcement Monday. In addition, the team also signed restricted free agent offensive lineman Cameron Fleming to a deal.

n The Buffalo Bills addressed their quarterback depth by signing free agent T.J. Yates on Monday.

n Trevor Siemian won’t be sitting back and watching Paxton Lynch take all the snaps at the Denver Broncos’ minicamp in two weeks. Coach Vance Joseph said at the start of his team’s offseason program Monday that Siemian had made a quicker-than-expected recovery from his offseason shoulder surgery.

n Nevada gambling regulators have approved for the first time a series of proposition bets — unique wagers offered on specific outcomes — on the draft, which will take place at the end of the month.

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