With the start of the 2013 NFL Combine this week and the impending start of free agency in just three weeks, NFL rumors are flying around the league regarding possible roster changes. One such rumor surfaced from Indianapolis this afternoon regarding former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Steve Breaston and the possibility of him joining the Pittsburgh Steelers next season.
Breaston played under current Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley while he was the head coach in Kansas City and hails from the Pittsburgh region. Breaston was released by the Chiefs this week after logging just seven receptions last year while appearing in ten games for Kansas City.
Breaston and Haley have a history together, dating back to their time with the Arizona Cardinals as well as the time in Kansas City. His best season came in 2008 after recording 1,006 receiving yards on 77 receptions.
The Michigan product has struggled in Kansas City as the team’s quarterback play has suffered and he could make a good fit for the Steelers as they are undergoing a makeover this offseason. WR Mike Wallace won’t be back and Breaston might be landed for a cheap, incentive laden contract.
Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette confirms the two sides will chat this week at the Combine. “Breaston’s agent, Eric Metz, and #Steelers will talk at Indy combine.”