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Report: Breaston doesn’t need Regenokine treatment on knee

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After wide receiver Steve Breaston made visits to the Browns and Steelers last week, there was word that Breaston’s lingering knee problems might lead him to go to Germany for the Regenokine treatment that’s gained favor with athletes in recent years.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that Breaston does not need the treatment, which has been used by Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez and other athletes to treat their knee problems. Rapoport’s source tells him that Breaston was told “he’s fine” when looking into the option.

The Regenokine treatment involves removing blood from the body, incubating it, spinning it in a centrifuge and then injecting the resulting serum back into the body to fight inflammation. It has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States.

Breaston isn’t having the treatment, but there’s obviously going to be questions about his knee as he tries to shop his services around the league. Both the AFC North teams passed on signing him, although the Steelers could revisit things down the road. With his jump-start on free agency just about coming to an end, Breaston is about to have a lot of company without those questions joining him on the market. We’ll see how that affects his fortunes, but we’d bet against a quick signing.

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14 Responses to “Report: Breaston doesn’t need Regenokine treatment on knee”
  1. drunkshortbusmunkeys says: Mar 7, 2013 1:55 PM

    Steelers need to stay as far away from this guy as possible. They already have him on the team, Jerricho Cotchery, and can get Plaxico Burress to come back at a cheaper rate. They don’t need to add age to the WR core, they need to draft some young talent to compliment Antonio Brown/Emanuel Sanders. They had enough veteran players wearing hoodies and sweatpants on the sideline last year, don’t need to eat up cap space with another close to 30 injury prone player.

  2. ravenator says: Mar 7, 2013 2:09 PM

    An aging, production-lacking, injury prone receiver. He sounds like a perfect fit for the Steelers

  3. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 7, 2013 2:31 PM

    An aging, production-lacking, injury prone receiver. He sounds like a perfect fit for the Steelers

    Yup he does, but at least he is not a knife wielding middle linebacker the Ravens gravitate toward.

  4. oneandonlyramsfaninpa says: Mar 7, 2013 2:41 PM

    he still has some left in the tank. if he can manage to be the number two guy I think that he will have good production. young guys are nice cause of speed but experience helps beat defenders too

  5. conjecture101 says: Mar 7, 2013 2:51 PM

    He’s better than you think.

  6. ppc50 says: Mar 7, 2013 2:57 PM

    He would be a perfect fit in Dallas. Though I like Harris, and Beasley – to a point, Breaston would be a very good #3 and could be a #2 when Austin gets hurt. Coale may turn out good, but who knows. They should sign him before his value goes back up. Olgetree will be gone as well.

  7. steelerben says: Mar 7, 2013 4:13 PM

    With Wallace headed out the door the Steelers need someone to stretch the field, not another possession guy. The *only* possession guy the Steelers should make a run at would be Boldin if Baltimore doesn’t sign him. Otherwise, it is time to draft another speedy kid to run under a long ball.

  8. jthammerstix says: Mar 7, 2013 4:49 PM

    He is who we think he is.

  9. ravenator says: Mar 7, 2013 4:51 PM

    Hahaha one, Boldin is under contract two, he has nooo desire to play with a team that went 8-8 and missed the playoffs three, besides from the fact that it’s the Steelers, he already said Baltimore or retirement. Cheers haters!

  10. justanotherdummy says: Mar 7, 2013 4:54 PM

    Vets are already doing something that sounds pretty similar with performance horses. I have seen quite a few recieve it, hasn’t shown me jack. I do not think the have the procedure down yet.

  11. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 7, 2013 5:31 PM

    The troll is back he/she must have finished collecting for the slasher statue. Boldin should be so lucky to play for a great franchise that attracts the rabid trolls from charm city. He knows we are the envy of all the Rat turd fans so he would be willing to come if the dollars were right.

  12. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 7, 2013 5:33 PM

    Hahaha one, Boldin is under contract two, he has nooo desire to play with a team that went 8-8 and missed the playoffs three, besides from the fact that it’s the Steelers, he already said Baltimore or retirement. Cheers haters!

    You proved me wrong, I said you couldn’t count to three when giving your mothers dog three cups of food…my bad

  13. micknangold says: Mar 7, 2013 8:09 PM

    I’m still shocked by how much attention Steve Breaston has been getting on a daily basis.

  14. tooz56 says: Mar 7, 2013 8:58 PM

    The real question is WHY cant he receive that treatment her in the USA ?

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