Four Steelers UFA’s with best odds of resigning


STEELERS FREE AGENCY BUZZ Out of the Steelers 17 unrestricted free agents, several won’t be back, and few are a priority for the team who don’t plan to resign notable veterans Max Starks and Casey Hampton, and expect Mike Wallace and Ramon Foster to sign bigger deals elsewhere. The Steelers today are meeting with WR Steve Breaston at their team facility and there continues to be a sense that the Steelers get a deal done with Breaston at some point for the sole reason that there’s really not a market out there for the 29 year old receiver. However, the Steelers are only willing to offer the league minimum and they have felt Breaston wants more money than they are willing to offer, so it’s very possible things fall through. Meanwhile, free agency is 13 days away and here’s some buzz in Steelers circles of four players considered to haveRead More »

Steelers to sign Breaston, release Cotchery?


Jason LaCanfora of calls the Pittsburgh Steelers a favorite to sign 29 year old receiver Steve Breaston. The Steelers are meeting with Breaston’s representatives today in Indianapolis and offensive coordinator Todd Haley continues to push hard for a possible reunion with Breaston who had 61 receptions in 2011 under Haley and a career best 1,006 receiving yards in 2008 with the Arizona Cardinals, Haley’s last season in Arizona as offensive coordinator. The buzz in Indianapolis regarding the Steelers and Breaston is that Jerricho Cotchery’s future with the team could be tied to Breaston. Rumblings are Cotchery will be released were the Steelers to sign Breaston. Cotchery failed to become much of a fit in Haley’s system last season after a promising year in 2011, coming up with clutch plays and surpassing Hines Ward on the depth chart that season. While there are some signs that the Steelers might beRead More »

Quick Hits: Steelers to gauge Breaston’s interest in Pittsburgh; Talk of fractured locker room overblown?


*Wide receiver Steve Breaston has interest in Pittsburgh, or at least that’s what Breaston’s reps want out there. Due to the connection to Todd Haley and fit in his offense, the Steelers plan to gauge what Breaston is looking for from a role to money as the Steelers head into free agency next month. There appears to be some interest from the Steelers. Breaston’s representatives plan to meet with the Steelers this week in Indianapolis. Breaston who had just 7 receptions last season, made $2.05 million in 2012. Breaston spoke to a Kansas City radio station on Wednesday and was asked whether he would have an interest in playing for Haley again. “I don’t know what the future holds for me,” Breaston told 610 Sports in KC. “I just think that I came out there and I was with coach Haley, and the situation I’m in now you just haveRead More »

Steve Breaston to Pittsburgh rumors start immediately following release


COULD BREASTON LAND IN PITTSBURGH? It only took minutes after wide receiver Steve Breaston was released today by the Kansas City Chiefs for the speculation of Breaston joining Todd Haley in Pittsburgh to start up. Regarded as a favorite of Todd Haley’s, Breaston had just 7 receptions for 74 yards and no touchdowns in 10 games for the Chiefs in 2012. The 29 year old had a career best 77 receptions, 1,003 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2008 with the Arizona Cardinals, Todd Haley’s last season in Arizona as offensive coordinator. A few years later Breaston followed Haley to KC, signing with Chiefs in 2011. The 6-foot-0, 190-pound receiver put together a productive year under Haley with 61 receptions for 785 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2011 for the Chiefs. With Haley gone in 2012, Breaston rarely saw the field in 2012 for Kansas City. Preparing to lose Mike Wallace,Read More »