I choose to write about Limas Sweed for two reasons. One, the Steelers have taken a look at multiple receivers (Plaxico Burress and Jerricho Cotchery, in which they've signed) and two, Mr. Sweed was one of my favorite college players while playing at Texas.
I say this is absolutely his last chance, his last hurrah. If he can’t crack the WR corps at this point, considering Manny is injured and Hines Ward is getting older, then he just needs to go. Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown have proved that they are ready to step it up this year. Pittsburgh didn’t win championships with big tall receivers, so there is no need for them to have Sweed. It would be a plus, but not necessary.
The Steelers signed Jerricho Cotchery. With Ben being enamored with Grisham and Battle looking lost as a WR in the first preseason game, look for Sweed to not even make the team. Unless he steps it up, there is no way he cracks the WR corps. Cotchery has incredible hands and is an upgrade over Randle El. Keep a close eye on this during the remainder of the preseason.
With a shoulder injury sidelining him again during this preseason, he is officially "fragile." I guess that can apply both mentally (e.g., drops) and physically. The time for Sweed was yesterday and just like that, he is gone.