Wide receiver Joey Galloway, who was released by the Patriots Oct. 20 after a poor start to the season, was added to the Steelers’ roster yesterday as the replacement for Limas Sweed.
The 15-year NFL veteran had seven receptions for 67 yards and was not on the active roster for the last three weeks of his stint with New England.
Sweed was placed on injured reserve Monday with a non-football related illness. Coach Mike Tomlin would not reveal any details of Sweed’s condition.
“I think it’s appropriate right now that we say very little in regard to his personal issues,’’ Tomlin said. “He has our full support.
“Anything else I say will be in regards to protecting his privacy.’’
Galloway has 689 catches for a 15.6-yard average during an NFL career that began in 1995, but he hasn’t had a TD catch since making six for Tampa Bay in 2007.
Pittsburgh was interested in signing Galloway during the offseason, but he chose the Patriots. Galloway, 38, grew up in Bellaire, Ohio, 60 miles from Pittsburgh.
Browns’ Quinn on IR
Browns quarterback Brady Quinn
was placed on injured reserve with an unspecified foot injury. He was hurt while scrambling for 24 yards in the fourth quarter of Cleveland’s 41-34 win over the Chiefs Sunday . . . Bills cornerback Terrence McGee
was placed on injured reserve, a day before he’s scheduled to have surgery to repair his right rotator cuff. McGee was hurt early in the third quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Patriots when he attempted to break up a pass to Randy Moss
. Leading with his right shoulder, McGee hit a leaping Moss in the hip as the receiver hung on for a 16-yard catch . . . The Saints cut kicker John Carney
, a 21-year veteran who signed with New Orleans in August for his second stint with the team. The move came after Carney had been inactive for the last two games while Garrett Hartley
took over as placekicker. The Saints also re-signed fullback Kyle Eckel
. New Orleans released the former Patriot Dec. 8 . . . The Seahawks signed long snapper Jeff Robinson
Commissioner Roger Goodell
, Cincinnati players, coaches, and members of the front office, and other NFL players, including Saints running back Reggie Bush,
attended the funeral of former Bengals receiver Chris Henry
in Westwego, La. Henry’s fiancee, Loleini Tonga
, spoke at the services, saying that while she often got credit for keeping him clear of trouble, he changed her life as well. Henry, 26, was killed after he fell out of the bed of a pickup truck driven by Tonga during what police called a domestic dispute. Police are investigating, but no charges have been filed . . . The NFL Players Association has challenged the league’s right to eliminate a supplemental revenue-sharing program among the 32 teams. The program involves the top 15 revenue teams placing funds into a pool from which many of the lower income clubs can draw.
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