Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agents Dennis Dixon and Jerricho Cotchery both worked out for the St. Louis Rams on Wednesday according to a Twitter report by Adam Caplan. Dixon has already made a free agent visit to the Denver Broncos while Cotchery reportedly has visited the Kansas City Chiefs since the start of free agency.
Caplan reports that Dixon was scheduled to throw to Cotchery, who played for new Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer when both were with the New York Jets, during the workout. The Rams are still likely in search of a backup quarterback to Sam Bradford, as they currently only have Tom Brandstater as the only other quarterback signed to their offseason roster.
Dixon made it clear prior to training camp last year that 2011 would be his last year in Pittsburgh as he wanted a chance to compete for a starting job elsewhere in 2012. He will not get that shot with the Rams, if signed, and he would likely have to win the backup job in training camp.
Another unrestricted free agent of the Steelers, punter Daniel Sepulveda, has been told he will not be back in Pittsburgh next year according to Ed Bouchette. This is not surprising as Sepulveda has only played two full seasons since the Steelers drafted him in 2007 due to knee injuries. The Steelers tendered exclusive rights free agent Jeremy Kapinos prior to the start of free agency and he figures to be the man to beat during training camp. The Steelers will likely add another punter after the draft to compete with Kapinos.