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.