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Steelers sign receiver Galloway, long snapper Retkofsky

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Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009
 

The Steelers have signed wide receiver Joey Galloway and long snapper Jared Retkofsky to the 53-man roster, replacing Limas Sweed and Greg Warren, who were both lost for the season.

Galloway, 38, is a 15-year veteran who had seven receptions for 67 yards in three games for New England this year. Galloway, who played with four different teams before joining the Steelers, has 689 career receptions for 10,777 yards and 77 touchdowns.

Sweed, the Steelers' second-round draft pick in 2008, was sidelined against Green Bay with what coach Mike Tomlin today called a "non-football illness." He finished with one catch for five yards this season after recording six catches for 64 yards as a rookie.

Tomlin said at his weekly news conference that safety Troy Polamalu might be able to play Baltimore on Sunday at Heinz Field if he receives a positive result from today's MRI on his knee that caused him to miss the last five games.

"The result of his MRI is going to dictate what direction we take," Tomlin said.

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