Steelers' WR Sweed switching to No. 80

April, 29, 2010
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It appears Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Limas Sweed is looking for a fresh start.

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Sweed is changing his uniform number from No. 14 to No. 80 this upcoming season, according to the team's updated roster. The former second-round pick has struggled with dropped balls and concentration during his first two NFL seasons.

The Steelers will host their veteran minicamp this weekend and the entire team will be present.

Following the recent trade of former Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes, the Steelers are not very deep at receiver behind starters Hines Ward and Mike Wallace. That opens up another opportunity, and perhaps a final chance, for Sweed to earn his way back into the rotation. He will compete with veterans Antwaan Randle El, Arnaz Battle and rookie Emmanuel Sanders for playing time.

Rookie receiver Antonio Brown will wear Sweed's old No. 14 jersey this offseason.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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