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Steve Breaston made only seven catches last year for the Chiefs. (AP file)

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By Alan Robinson
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, 2:51 p.m.
 

INDIANAPOLIS — The Steelers need a kick returner. Steve Breaston, the former Woodland Hills star and an accomplished kick returner and wide receiver, needs a job.

So, not surprisingly, the Steelers and Breaston's agent, Eric Metz, are expected to talk before the NFL Scouting Combine winds up Tuesday. Metz is believed to have a meeting with the Browns set for that day.

The Steelers have not confirmed any meeting, which was initially reported by Pro Football Talk.

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert didn't deny before the combine began that the Steelers might have an interest in Breaston, whose contract was terminated last week.

Breaston played for former Chiefs coach Todd Haley, who is now the Steelers offensive coordinator. Breaston caught 61 passes in 2011, the season Haley was fired.

While wide receiver Antonio Brown was a Pro Bowl kick returner in 2011, rookie Chris Rainey was the primary kickoff returner last season. Rainey was released last month following an altercation with his girlfriend in Florida.

Alan Robinson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at arobinson@tribweb.com or via Twitter @arobinson_Trib.

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