no need to draft a "tall" WR now...
Limas Sweed cut by CFL's Ottawa Redblacks
By Neal Coolong on Apr 16 2014
Sweed's football career is likely at an end now, seven years after it began when the Steelers selected him in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
Once again, Limas Sweed's hype greatly outlasted his performance.
Sweed was cut from the expansion franchise Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League Wednesday, making it the second of two failed attempts to resume his football career north of the border.
We've said it previously and do not want to tempt fate, but it really does seem as if this will be the end of the line for the 29-year-old former Steelers second-round draft pick.
Sweed, one of the most infamous Steelers players of the last quarter century, failed to make another NFL roster after the Steelers released him in 2011. He was in camp with the Sasketchewan Roughriders last year, but according to Sweed, never made it onto the field before leaving the team.
He signed on with the Redblacks, and didn't last much longer there. Pushing 30 years old, Sweed can probably consider the dream over.
Then again, the Steelers need a "tall" receiver, right?
Terrible article. Sweed had all the physical tools to be great. He had some sort of break...I believe it to be mental. That has nothing to do with his height.
Sweed should have converted to a DB...
1) First ballot HOF, ROTY
2) All Pro first year, first round talent that fell to us in second
3) Starter for years to come, cant believe he fell
4) Absolute steal of draft, 2nd round grade
5) Back up at first then starter for 10 years
6) Incredible depth and ST demon
7) Amazing value, shoulda went 3 rounds earlier
I got his autograph his rookie year at training camp on a very nice miniature steelers helmet. What a waste of a great helmet.
Was so pumped that day and thought it was a special autograph at the time.