TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Veteran wide receiver Battle to visit Steelers

Steelers/NFL Videos

Saturday, March 6, 2010
 

Veteran wide receiver Arnaz Battle, an unrestricted free agent who played his entire NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers, will visit the Steelers this weekend.

The Steelers are apparently shopping for a new No. 4 receiver after experiencing little success there with Limas Sweed and Shaun McDonald in 2009.

Battle, who has 178 career receptions for 2,150 yards and 11 touchdowns in seven seasons, also excels on special teams, which is another area the Steelers need to upgrade. New special teams coach Al Everest coached Battle in San Francisco.

Meanwhile, unrestricted free agent defensive end Nick Eason, who started five games for the Steelers last season, will visit the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday.

Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt, the former offensive coordinator under Bill Cowher, featured five former Steelers on his roster in 2009 — cornerback Bryant McFadden, linebacker Clark Haggans, fullback Dan Kreider, wide receiver Sean Morey and quarterback Brian St. Pierre.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Steelers

  1. Steelers re-sign WR Heyward-Bey to 1-year deal
  2. Steelers notebook: Team seek ease on West Coast travel
  3. Steelers notebook: Harrison return complicated by LeBeau, Titans
  4. Steelers notebook: Safety Mitchell could move to replace Polamalu
  5. Tomlin eyes Steelers’ return to defensive success this season
  6. Tomlin expects Steelers offense to grow
  7. Steelers notebook: Cornerback need will wait until draft
  8. Polamalu could be next in long line of Steelers greats given unceremonial exit
  9. Steelers re-sign LB Harrison to 2-year deal
  10. Rooney not expecting much more out of free agency for Steelers