Free agent wide receiver Steve Breaston met with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, but left town without being signed. Now the free-agent wide receiver is considering having a knee procedure done overseas.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports on Saturday that sources have told him Breaston is considering undergoing Regenokine treatment in Germany. That treatment has also been used by basketball star Kobe Bryant and baseball star Alex Rodriguez with positive results.
Breaston reportedly has knee inflammation and early arthritic symptoms and the treatment he is considering consist of having a small cup of blood removed from him and “incubated at a slightly elevated temperature and spun in a centrifuge to make serum that\’s injected to combat inflammation.” The procedure is expected to help relieve pain after completion.
When Breaston was released by the Kansas City Chiefs a few weeks, he was not listed as failing his physical according to the league transaction report. Breaston, who was given a physical during his visit to Pittsburgh, believes he could pass a physical today, but wants to take action now to improve his knee.
Breaston is likely looking for a multi-year deal for more than the minimum from whoever he ends up signing with. He reportedly visited with the Cleveland Browns prior to his trip to Pittsburgh and the Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans have also been teams reported to have interest in him.
Breaston played for Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley when the two were both with the Chiefs and the Arizona Cardinals.