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.