Steelers Waive/Injured Limas Sweed – Sign Dockery & Harris

The Steelers broke camp this morning with a couple of roster moves as wide receiver Limas Sweed was waived injured and tight end Eugene Bright was waived off of the PUP list. To take their spots on the roster, the Steelers signed defensive backs Kevin Dockery and Macho Harris.

Sweed has had a litany of problems since being drafted by the Steelers in the second-round of the 2008 NFL draft and he could not stay healthy again this year in camp. Bright had been on the active PUP list since the start of camp as he was recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.

Dockery is a cornerback that broke into the league as an undrafted free agent with the Giants in 2006. He was signed by the Rams last offseason, but was released late that September. Harris was a free agent who last played for the Redskins.

Sweed being placed on the waived/injured list means the Steelers have to pay him until he is recovered from injury or they reach an injury settlement with him. If not claimed off of waivers, the Steelers can place Sweed on the injured reserve list.

  • Grw1960

    Macho Harris was a fifth round draft pick in 2009 before the Steelers picked Burnett. Started in college as a WR and switched to CB along the way.
    I wonder if Dockery could beat out GAY?
    The Steelers must not be happy with Gay, Lewis or Butler. Of course Butler has been unable to practice and may end up like wavied Sweed
    I had some hope in him making the jump in his 2nd camp, too bad.
    Bad luck or poor conditioning?

  • Jec098

    Out of these two players which one in your estimation has the best guess at making this roster and contributing this year.

    What is McFadden’s status I have heard nothing from him this whole camp? Is he going to be ready for Week 1?

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  • Dgh1957

    To bad for Sweed! I had hoped he could show what he could do in this preseason.

  • Steve Duncan

    You don’t think Harris can make the roster if some guys can’t get out of the tub?

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