November 18, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Steve Breaston (15) catches a pass in the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. The Bengals won 28-6. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Breaston to meet with Steelers on Thursday


It will be interesting to see exactly how the Pittsburgh Steelers go about not only replacing Mike Wallace, but adding depth to their very thin core at wide receiver.

Last week I noted that there was mutual interest between the team and free agent Steve Breaston, now it looks as if the two sides will take things to the next level.

August 18, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Steve Breaston (15) looks on in the second half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

According to Mike Garafolo of the USA Today, Breaston, who attended Woodland Hills High School, will meet with the Steelers on Thursday.

But it’s not a given that the Pittsburgh native signs with the Steelers as he will be meeting with the Cleveland Browns, who have much deeper pockets than the Steelers on Wednesday. In addition, Garafolo reports that the Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions are all interested in Breaston, but no meetings have been set up with those teams as of now.

Breaston was released by the Kansas City Chiefs after back-to-back disappointing seasons and the Steelers, while not having much money to spend should be in play for his services.

During his best seasons as an Arizona Cardinal, Breaston put up good numbers under offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who currently serves in the same capacity for the Steelers. That’s alone should at least keep the Steelers in the running.

Garafolo also added that Breaston’s agent has met with the Steelers, so he likely has some idea of what they’re offering.

If it ends up being about money, the Steelers will likely be out of the running, but if his decision is about comfort playing in Haley’s system and playing in his home town, then the Steelers could have the advantage.

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