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    Limas sweed project over; released today by the Steelers

    Just saw the tweet from the Steelers official twitter account.

    Limas Sweed was waived today, officially placed on the "waived/injured list".

    The once-promising-but-confounding career of wide receiver Limas Sweed came to an end with the Steelers today when the team waived him injured.

    A No. 2 draft choice in 2008 who had the size and speed to be a potential star, Sweed was waived to make room on the roster for a pair of experienced defensive backs who were signed to add depth -- cornerback Kevin Dockery, a six-year NFL veteran who played last season with the St. Louis Rams; and safety/cornerback Macho Harris, a third-year player who was with the Washington Redskins in 2010.

    Sweed had been bothered by a sprained shoulder and did not play in last week's preseason opener against the Redskins. At 6 feet 4 and 220 pounds, he had the physical potential to be an impact player in the league, but his career was marked by dropped passes and off-the-field personal issues.

    Sweed caught only seven passes for 69 yards in two seasons with the Steelers. He did not play last season because of an Achilles injury.
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    sigh.....come on tony hills, save that draft class from complete embarrassment

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    Also waived te Eugene bright and also signed db Kevin dockery

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    Now we will have to hear how he's going to be a star somewhere else
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    Officially placed on the "waived/injured list".

    So the project that was Limas Sweed, the 2nd round draft pick out of Texas, has officially ended with an unsurprising outcome.

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    cotchery put the writing on the wall for him, its a shame...i hope he goes somewhere and contributes

    TONY HILLS LETS ****IN GO haha

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    In 08 we also drafted Ryan Mundy, Mendenhall, and Hills. Mundy still hasn't shown me much but he does get on the field periodically and he better be ready this year for when Troy gets hurt. Mendenhall is one of the better RBs in the NFL, and Hills may be ready to get some PT at guard now. Certainly not one of our better draft classes but far better than a lot of teams. I always laugh when you hear about a young former 1st rounder getting cut, that just doesn't happen in Pburg.
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    Contribute to their health insurance and yes it is ashame cause I really thought he was the one when we drafted him but didn't take long to see otherwise.

    WASTE of talent injury proned and a head case
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    not sure you can call him a waste....mike williams was a waste, charles rodgers was a waste of talent...sweed tried hard and did everything right, was a good team mate, a hard worker, and a passionate player...laziness and waste wasnt his problem, he jsut wasnt a good pro WR. it happens, same **** happened with dwayne jarrett...was a man among boys in college but couldnt cut it in the pros

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    I feel bad for the guy. He went out of his way on training camp Monday to sign a football and a SB program for my two daughters. I wish a nice guy the best. He was nothing but smiles and happy grins.

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