Limas Sweed heading to CFL after signing practice team contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders

Gregory Shamus

The embattled former Steelers second round draft pick looks to revitalize his career in Canada.

You didn't think this summer's failed tryout with the New York Giants was the last we'd hear about Limas Sweed, did you?

The Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League signed Sweed to their version of the practice squad, Thursday, bringing a new chapter to the former Steelers second round pick.

His tryout with the Giants reportedly did not go well, and obviously, he left without a contract. He had also tried out for the Cincinnati Bengals in April, 2012.

Sweed, arguably the player talked about the most for having produced the least in Steelers history, is infamously known for multiple dropped passes, particularly one in the first half of the AFC Championship game against Baltimore at the end of the 2008 season.

Sweed would later redeem himself in that game with a crushing block of Ravens defensive back Corey Ivy.

He also dropped what would have been a touchdown in a 2009 game at Cincinnati. The Steelers lost on a last-second Bengals touchdown.

Sweed reportedly had personal problems by the end of his time in Pittsburgh, and was released in training camp in 2011.

(nod to Steelers Universe for seeing this one)


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