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Old 02-02-2011, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default Limas Sweed was at Super Bowl Media Day

Limas Sweed was at Super Bowl Media Day

Posted by Evan Silva on February 2, 2011, 11:42 AM EST

It wasn’t so long ago that Limas Sweed was considered a Steelers draft-day steal: A long, lean, play-making deep threat to groom behind Santonio Holmes and perhaps eventually replace Hines Ward.

Nearly three years later, it feels like Sweed is close to the point of “Where are they now?” mystery-man status. More likely to evoke trivia questions or laughs than reappear on a football field.

But Rosenthal spotted Sweed at Super Bowl Media Day, and some reporters even had questions for him.

Asked Tuesday if he’s in the Steelers’ long term plans, Sweed replied “I believe so.”

“The whole state of Texas has called me wanting tickets to the game,” added Sweed, who played college ball for the Longhorns.

Selected 53rd overall in the 2008 draft, Sweed entered the league with chronic wrist problems, lost out to then-rookie Mike Wallace for Pittsburgh’s third receiver job in 2009, and finished that season on the reserve/non-football injury list for what some speculated to be “severe depression.”

An Achilles’ tendon tear at May minicamps wiped out Sweed’s 2010 season.

He is signed for $555,000 in 2011, but has been long since overtaken by rookies Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown. Sweed will have a hard time making next season’s roster. Sweed does still have an impressive college highlight reel, and figures to get a shot from another team.
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I would like to see him really make the team, if and only if, he can help us in the redzone.
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I don't get it.. if he was there why wasn't he in the Team Picture?
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If Ward plays another year, along with Wallace Sanders and Brown. Sweed, El and the other sp guy ( my mind has went blank) fight for the last 2 spots.
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It would be great if Sweed could be a 5th reciever but those spots seem to go to veterans that play special teams so I don't know if he makes it. Not sure how much Battle is signed for but it will probably come down to those two.
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because he sucks
So do some of the practice squad guys but they were still in it.
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I was so hi on him, man what a disappointment...
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I'm still pulling for Limas. I hope he can find a way to make the team next year. I personally would like to see Randle El go. He doesn't bring much to the table anymore with the emergence of Sanders and Brown and I'm certain we can find somebody else to fair catch punts. Limas would at least have an upside while El is on the downside of his career.
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