Steelers Ink CB’s Dockery and Harris; Waive Sweed and TE Bright

The Steelers have announced the signings of cornerback Kevin Dockery and safety Macho Harris.

To make room on the roster, wide receiver Limas Sweed has been “Waived/Injured” and tight end Eugene Bright was waived from the physically unable to perform list.

A former undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State, the 5-foot-8, 188-pound Dockery has 171 tackles, four interceptions and 27 passes defensed during his five-year career with the New York Giants (2006-09) and St. Louis Rams (2010).

Harris was a 2009 fifth-round pick out of Virginia Tech by the Philadelphia Eagles. After starting eight games as a rookie, Harris was waived as part of the team’s final cuts before the 2010 regular season. Signed by the Washington Redskins in November, Harris dressed for three of the final games, including one start, and was credited with three tackles.

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1 Comment on "Steelers Ink CB’s Dockery and Harris; Waive Sweed and TE Bright"

  1. As we all know, the Steelers need to upgrade their secondary, but we need greater talent than Dockery and Harris bring to town. Perhaps they were signed to help special teams. Otherwise, this move is a head scratcher.

    Waiving Sweed was a foregone conclusion before last season ended, and Gene Bright never did grow into an NFL tight end. In the NFL, life is short and cruel.

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