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Steelers meet with Woodland Hills grad Breaston

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Woodland Hills graduate Steve Breaston.

Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:36 p.m.
 

Free agent wide receiver Steve Breaston visited the Steelers on Thursday, and both sides are in a wait-and-see pattern, sources said.

Breaston, who visited Cleveland on Wednesday, plans to explore his options as free agency kicks into gear March 12.

Breaston, a North Braddock native and Woodland Hills graduate, told the Tribune-Review last week that he prefers to sign with a team with which he would could get significant playing time.

Breaston played only 10 snaps with Kansas City last season after a Week 11 game against Cincinnati. He was released Feb. 18, two years into a five-year, $22.5 million contract.

Breaston, who turns 30 in August, could fit in well with the Steelers, especially with the possibility of them losing a couple of receivers in free agency.

Mike Wallace and Plaxico Burress are unrestricted free agents, and Emmanuel Sanders is a restricted free agent — he's expected to return — leaving Antonio Brown as the only established receiver on the roster.

Breaston (6-foot-1, 175 pounds) averaged 60 receptions a year after his rookie season, including a 77-reception, 1,006-yard season under Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley's tutelage in Arizona in 2008. Breaston was also a dynamic return guy during his first three years in the league.

Mark Kaboly is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at mkaboly@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MarkKaboly_Trib.

 

 

 
 


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