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Dennis Dixon & Jerricho Cotchery Visit Rams, Daniel Sepulveda Told He Will Not Be Back


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.

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  • Jprankster2005

    We need Cotchery back for leadership……. I’m glad Sepulveda won’t be back……. To many injuries and Kapinos is just as good if not better……..Glad Dixon is going to be gone to…….

  • Steelerfanmatt1933

    The writing was on the wall with Sepulveda, but it’s a shame it has turned out this way. He had so much potential coming out of college.

  • Derick

    Kiper has Wolfe going to the Pats @ 31…………..

  • SteelersDepot

    That is one hell of a draft stock jump if it comes to fruition. I would be pretty shocked.

  • Derick

    that is what I thought after listening to you about him but you were right in liking the kid, obviously.

  • SteelersDepot

    I think he is talented and watched more tape of him last night. That being said there are still enough questions surrounding him that he should be a 3rd round or later pick. Especially if he is to play 5 tech in a 3-4.

  • http://twitter.com/412Remix 4-12

    Cotchery was ok but i would like to pick up Plaxico and a young WR around 6-3 or 6-4 or 6-5 or 6-6 with speed

  • Jprankster2005

    I say it also……. That’s crazy I thought they said 3rd round for him at earliest

  • Jprankster2005

    I would love to have Plaxico back as well…….. I say sign him to a 3 yr deal worth maybe 10 million with that including a 1 million signing bonus and it will soften the blow of Wallace walking after the yr. if he doesn’t sign a long term deal……Because they will want to lock up Brown before Wallace if both are FA’s next yr……

  • kevin

    I have no idea where you are getting any of this. What makes you think they want Brown over Wallace when Brown’s best year (out of 2) did not come close to either of Wallace’s best years.

  • Derick

    Unless he is talented as Hood and or Heyward, it would be a stretch for the Pats and they are running the 43 defense more and more these days.

  • Sweetsfromastranger

    Ugh…I would not like to have Plexihead back…he wasted his opportunities with us years ago, and he didn’t try at times…I hope we keep Cotchery and add another WR through the draft…

  • Jprankster2005

    You havent heard that the steelers want to keep Brown long term because he is more of a productive player……..An all around player and Wallace is only a deep threat…… So go look it up if there both FA”s next season which it’s lookn like it they would much rather keep Brown……. I’ve seen it all over the place…… So just ask a few people and they will tell you…..

  • Jprankster2005

    And and Brown’s numbers last yr. weren’t better TD wise but all around recieving returning he had the most all purpose yard EVER….. and your telling me he didn’t come close haha…… You must not watch to many games……. Wallace is a money hungry joke and his speed is his only asset

  • Derick

    Brown will be a RFA after this season. As oppose to a FA. At least the Steelers could do exactly what they did with Wallace this off season, so far. 1st round tender possible.

  • Clintmartin

    that is a pretty wide range of heigth, Plaxico is a joke he will never be a Steeler again, Honestly who puts a loaded gun that is ready to rock and roll in sweat pants pocket?
    A fool that’s who! And on top of that not know state gun laws and then shoot yourself in leg at a night club? Not real bright!

  • Stewart John21

    Does anyone wonder why Dixon never developed into our #2 QB?

  • Wdmason

    because he stunk?

  • Clintmartin

    the last two years he only posted in 2008 35 receptions for 454 yards and then he went on early retirement for 2 years at Rikers Island! and in 2011 he put up 45 receptions 612 yards! started in league in 2000 he is about finished!

  • Rorywallace81

    im tellin you all,,D.Dixon was going to be if not alredy a premiere quarterback,think back,When ben was hurt 2 years ago and Dixon got his chance against a Raven D on Monday night and played great with one bad pick at the end. If given the chance,,he had legs and a arm #steelernation #stopgivingawaytalent

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