PITTSBURGH - APRIL 30: Limas Sweed #80 of the Pittsburgh Steelers catches a pass during mini camp at the Pittsburgh Steelers Training Facility on April 30, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
It seems a familiar face is emerging in the news.
Or hands. Or the head that holds that face.
Sweed, a well-known draft bust from the second round of 2008, was released last season after a career of injuries and a big case of the dropsies.
Even with the sometimes maddening stoppages in his career development, many backed Sweed to the bitter end, making him easily one of the most popular Steelers' draft picks in recent memory. He just never could quite get it all together on the field, or between the ears.
Perhaps he needed some (more) time away from the game. Cincinnati, a franchise known very well for giving players second chances to revitalize careers stalled for whatever reason, could pick Sweed up on the cheap and get him to finally realize the potential everyone felt he had when the 6-foot-4 receiver came out of Texas four years ago.
Then again, the word "potential" has been used ad naseum in regards to Sweed, and it's perhaps the only positive thing that can be said about him as a football player.