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Sweed speaks out; back at practice for the first time since disaster of 2009

Now with an opening at the wide out spot, one has to wonder if Limas Sweed is finally going to step up and earn his keep on the Steelers roster. Last season was a disaster for the former second-round pick, as a drop in week three in Cincy set off a terrible season that ended with him being placed on reserve/non injured list.

Today though, the wide out was back on the field for the first time, as he finally practiced with the team for the first time since being put on the reserve list last season. He spoke through a statement about being excited to be back with the ball club.

“I am excited to be back on the field and back in the locker room with my teammates,” Sweed said in a statement issued through the ballclub before practice today. “I appreciate all the support I received from the Steelers organization while I dealt with some personal issues at the end of the 2009 season. I have been working diligently and I am focused on the remainder of the offseason in getting myself prepared to have a great 2010 season.”

He will likely have to push himself to even earn a roster spot, and if he does, he has to prove he can hold onto the ball and make plays. Here’s betting it’s his last chance with this team.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. The Tony

    April 20, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Hopefully this season will live up to his second round status. He is not all that bad, atleast he is getting open. Even if he wasnt able to catch the ball, it seems that he is getting his personal life together so maybe that mental block he had is gone.

  2. Adam

    April 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Does anyone knwo what actually was wrong with him/. As the Tony posted he was able to create seperation but Ive seen him drop at least sure TDs. It wouold be awesome if he had some crzay breakout year

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