With the Chiefs overhauling the roster following the hiring of head coach Andy Reid, it comes as no surprise that the team is making moves, but parting ways with two receivers that might have flourished under Reid is a bit surprising.
Despite the Chiefs making a questionable move, Breaston might not be a free agent for long with the Pittsburgh Steelers potentially showing interest in the veteran wide receiver according to Jamison Henley of ESPN.com:
The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be able to sign many free agents with their salary-cap situation. But one who will certainly interest them is wide receiver Steve Breaston, who was cut by the Chiefs on Tuesday.
A favorite of Todd Haley, Breaston played under him in Arizona and then followed him to Kansas City in 2011. Haley is now the offensive coordinator for the Steelers, so it’s not difficult to connect some dots.
With the Steelers content with losing up-and-coming wide receiver Mike Wallace in free agency, the team will be looking for a replacement at a discount with Breaston potentially fitting the bill. Wallace will more than likely sign with the Miami Dolphins once officially a free agent and may ink a deal worth as much as $60 million.
As for Breaston, the 2013 NFL season will basically be a glorified tryout for the wideout after a disappointing season with the Chiefs in 2012.
There’s no question Breaston is a talented player with a lot of potentially in the right system, but the Steelers will probably try to lock up the wideout with a one-year deal. Breaston may continue to look for long-term security, but may not get a better opportunity to shine or potentially sign a lucrative deal after the 2013 than with the Steelers.