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Limas is back


Mark Kaboly | Tribune-Review

The Steelers used a second-round pick (53rd overall) in 2008 on wide receiver Limas Sweed.

It’s safe to say that the Sweed pick won’t soon be placed in general manager Kevin Colbert’s resume.

Sweed finished his Steelers career with a grand total of seven passes for 69 yards in 20 games before being released during training camp last year after suffering Achilles and shoulder injuries. He since worked out for the Giants and Bengals, but hasn’t played in a regular-season game since late in 2009.

But that all might change now.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League signed Sweed to their practice squad Thursday.

Sweed has some tough talent to beat out — Aaron Hargreaves, Brooks Foster, Greg Carr and Taj Smith along with Chris Getzlaf and Weston Dressler.

I say good for Limas Sweed. He was always a very unique character who, in my opinion, always struggled dealing with people. I wish him luck.




Author: Mark Kaboly

Mark Kaboly is the Pittburgh Steelers beat writer for the Tribune-Review. Mark has covered more than 300 NFL football games in all 32 NFL cities as well as four Super Bowls -- XL in Detroit, XLIII in Tampa, XLV in Dallas and 50 in San Francisco. A Belle Vernon Area graduate, Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a specialization in journalism from California University of Pennsylvania. Mark lives in Port Vue with his wife, Jennifer; daughter Briella; and boys Rocco and Bugsley Pug

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