Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Limas Sweed apparently hasn’t given up on playing football just yet. On Monday the Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL announced that they signed Sweed, who was drafted in the second-round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Steelers.
Just last June, the Saskatchewan Roughriders placed Sweed on the team’s suspended list after he walked off the practice field at the start of training camp.
During his time with the Steelers, Sweed played a total of 162 snaps on offense including playoff games and caught 9 total passes for 89 yards. Two of those catches came in the AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens in January of 2009 and they were the last of his NFL career.
Sweed has had a tough go of it after having problems with drops and injuries during his time with the Steelers. It’s surprising that yet another CFL team has decided to give him a chance and hopefully he can catch on long-term with the Redblacks.