Breaston’s agent met with the Steelers at the NFL Combine over the weekend in Indianapolis, putting the two sides in a good position to get a deal done quickly if Tuesday’s meeting goes well.
Heading to Pittsburgh would allow the veteran to play close to where he grew up and reunite him with Todd Haley, his offensive coordinator with the Arizona Cardinals and head coach in Kansas City.
Breaston’s time with the Chiefs fizzled during a forgettable 2012 campaign with Romeo Crennel calling the shots, but playing under Haley the year before he caught 61 passes for 785 yards, including two touchdowns. He also recorded a career year in 2008 playing for Haley in Arizona with 1,006 yards on 77 catches.
Besides the obvious connections that make the Steelers and Breaston a good fit, he also should come cheap. Considering Pittsburgh is up against the cap, those type of veteran deals will be important to find before training camp.
If Breason leaves Pittsburgh without a deal, he could find a home in Cleveland. The Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans have also expressed interest.