Remember Limas Sweed?

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There is life after football, at least NFL football, for a former Steeler, as Pro Football Talk reports former Steelers WR Limas Sweed has signed with a CFL team.

The 29-year-old Sweed has inked a deal with the Ottawa Redblacks.

Sweed was a second-round pick of the Steelers in 2008, and was expected to be a star with the team, but his inability to hold onto passes marked his end with the franchise.

The biggest two drops that everyone will recall was one in the AFC Title game in 2008 against the Ravens, and another in early 2009 against the Bengals on the road in a game the club eventually lost in the last :30 seconds.

In his career Sweed caught just seven passes for 69 yards. He missed all of 2010 with an Achilles injury and was let go with a shoulder injury in 2011.

Sweed also spent some time with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL, but also released from that organization as well.

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