Report: Agent For Steve Breaston Meeting With Steelers Sunday At NFL Combine

It should come as no surprise that Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting on Sunday that Eric Metz, the agent for former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Steve Breaston, will meet Sunday with Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert in Indianapolis at the NFL combine.

Metz told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last week that he has been talking to four or five teams and that there is mutual interest between Breaston and the Steelers.

As we pointed out immediately after Breaston was terminated by the Chiefs, the Woodland Hills graduate is a natural free agent fit this offseason for the Steelers after playing for offensive coordinator Todd Haley during his time with the Arizona Cardinals and the Chiefs. Breaston posted his best two statistical seasons playing for Haley.

In 2008 he recorded 1,006 yards on 77 catches, and in 2011 785 yards on 61 catches. In addition to that, Breaston had two other seasons with over 700 yards receiving.

As Bouchette also reports, the Steelers aren\’t the only team that has interest in Breaston as the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions all apparently met, or will meet, with Metz about his client during their time in Indianapolis.

The Steelers are all but certain to lose unrestricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace as soon as the free agency signing period begins March 12. Adding Breaston will help provide depth at the position following the loss and should be able to be had at a more than fair price.

  • Jollyrob68

    Sign him today. That removes the need for an early wide receiver or atleast the appearance. Allows them to work the first round. I see a playmaker like Austin,Eifert,Teo or Cooper

  • I agree, I hope they sign him.

  • Hopefully they at least get two 3rd round picks next year if they lose Lewis and Wallace.

  • RMSteeler

    Another Cotchery. Don’t sign if you don’t throw to him.

  • Phil Heidenreich

    I’d rather see them pick one in the mid rounds. Swope tore it up today as did a couple others who would be around. He’d still be behind Brown and Sanders. Cotchery is more consistent and a cheaper option as a veteran.

  • Phil Heidenreich

    We don’t have the cap space for the appearance of having a deep wr corp. I wouldnt hate having him but I dont see the value.

  • Exactly. Why even bother signing this guy until after the draft.

  • JohnnyV1

    If Jericho Cotchery was #4 last year, Breaston would be #5.

  • richard

    The Steelers are good with Cotchery, I’d rather see them sign Cordarelle Patterson, or Kenan Allen, in the first round. I do like Austin , but not at 17, there are more than a few small burners that can be had later in the draft. The Steelers, do need someone to take Rainey’s place returning kicks.

  • steeltown

    I see Sanders and Gilreath both taking over return duties, both are pretty explosive players

  • steeltown

    Well, we would have pretty damn good depth if they do, especially considering I fully expect them to draft a WR as well

    Just dont see how we’ll have the money to sign a FA WR, especially with the recent sayings that they plan on re-signing K.Lewis and Foote… This would only make sense if they DONT plan on keeping both Cotchery and Sanders past 2013