Sweed Waived
Limas Sweed (Stewart/Getty Images)
Limas Sweed (Stewart/Getty Images)
Posted Aug 17, 2011

The Steelers have given up on 2008 second-round pick Limas Sweed.

This was Limas Sweed's last chance with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it ended with a whimper.

With no media on campus for the final day of training camp, the Steelers announced they had waived Sweed, their second-round pick in 2008.

The 6-4 wide receiver is infamous in Pittsburgh for several dropped passes, notably drops in consecutive playoff games after the 2008 season, including a dropped touchdown pass in the AFC Championship Game.

Sweed came back in 2009 and dropped a touchdown pass in a 3-point loss in Week 3 to the Cincinnati Bengals. Later that season Sweed was placed on the non-football injury/illness list with "personal issues."

Sweed came back in 2010 only to tear his left Achilles' tendon on the last minicamp workout on May 2.

This year, a combination of shoulder injury and inconsistent hands preceded his release.

The Steelers also waived TE Eugene Bright off the PUP list and added defensive backs Kevin Dockery and Macho Harris.

Dockery, a six-year veteran, comes to the Steelers after spending four years with the New York Giants (2006-2009) and one year with the St. Louis Rams (2010). Dockery has played in 61 games with 11 starts. He has four career interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Harris, a third-year player, comes to the Steelers after spending one season with the Philadelphia Eagles (2009) and one with the Washington Redskins (2010).

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