As a second-round draft pick of the Steelers in 2008, wide receiver Limas Sweed was a major disappointment, catching a grand total of seven passes for 69 yards in 20 games before being released after suffering Achilles and shoulder injuries. He hasn’t played in a regular-season game since late in 2009, but Sweed’s NFL career might not be over yet.
In fact, at least one NFL team thinks Sweed is at least worth a look: Cincinnati, where Sweed had a workout on Friday, according to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
It seems unlikely that Sweed would actually make the Bengals’ roster (or any NFL roster), and even more unlikely that he could ever play well in the NFL. Even when he was healthy, Sweed dropped far too many passes, didn’t make any big plays and generally looked like he had no business on an NFL field.
Then again, Sweed playing well in the NFL this season wouldn’t be any more unlikely than Mike Williams missing two full NFL seasons and then signing with the Seahawks and catching 65 passes for 751 yards, as he did in 2010.
So it’s conceivable that Sweed could have a future in the NFL. For the Bengals, there’s no harm in taking a look at a second-round talent who’s only 27 years old.