Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Galloway joined Steelers to replace WR Sweed

After placing wide receiver Limas Sweed on injured reserve Monday because of a non-football related illness, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed receiver Joey Galloway to the roster as the replacement to Limas.

Galloway was cut by New England earlier this season after catching seven passes for 67 yards. The former Ohio State receiver has 689 catches for a 15.6 average during since putting on NFL jersey to become a professional football player in 1995, but he hasn’t had a TD catch since making six for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2007.

The Steelers also signed long snapper Jared Retkofsky to replace Greg Warren, who injured a right knee during last Sunday’s in over the Green Bay Packers. Retkofsky was also with the Steelers for the final two months last season as the replacement to Warren after the latter tore a knee ligament.

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