Former Steelers WR Limas Sweed Drops Saskatchewan Roughriders

The professional football career of former Pittsburgh Steelers second round draft pick Limas Sweed is likely now over as Rod Pedersen, the play-by-play broadcaster for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL, reports Sweed was placed on the team\’s suspended list after he walked off the practice field at the start of training camp.

Last year Sweed worked out for both the New York Giants and Cincinnati Bengals, but reportedly did not look good and as a result he chose to go to Canada to play and was added to the practice squad of the Roughriders toward the end of last year.

Sweed had problems dropping the football during his time with the Steelers which came to an end in August of 2011 when he was waived injured. It\’s a sad story and hopefully Sweed is able to now get on with life after football.

  • TJimmy

    Limas was a nice kid. Too bad it couldnt work out for him

  • MDPensFan

    I remember texting a buddy and crowing after we “lucked into” Mendy and Sweed in the first two rounds in 2008.

  • David McCune

    Me too Mendy worked out somewhat but Sweed WTF

  • Mike.H

    Insiders seem to know “Sweed’s mental/personal issues” as Ed Bouchette once reported but unwilling to share the reason; does anyone know and can share the inside scoop? Thanks.

  • r4kolb

    Yes…he has hands like the guy in the Burger King commercial. You know the guy with the wee tiny hands.

  • Ahmad

    Dag. Well I wish him the best in life.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Good guy I thought he would become a decent WR if not a pretty good one….Hope he gets his personal issues worked out wish him the best

  • dave

    I remember thinking that Mendy and Sweed were real draft day “steals” but geez, that was such a bad draft for the Steelers….It goes to show why grading a draft on draft day is dumb…. Anyway, in 20-20 hindsight, we could have taken Duane Brown in round 1 and Ray Rice in round 2. I remember a lot of people calling Duane Brown a real “reach” for the Texans at pick 26 but he’s turned out to be one of the better players from that first round.

    Good luck to Limas in his “life’s work” like Chuck Noll used to say.

  • Rob

    I also thought we took Hills in that draft as well and he did not work out either. It seems that after mendy broke the shoulder and limas injured the wrist neither was the player they were in college, Hills was injured and fell to us and he never seemed to recover well either.