Free agent wide receiver Steve Breaston is visiting Cleveland Wednesday for a physical, a league source told the Beacon Journal.
The source spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
Breaston would be a candidate to fill the Browns' roster spot of receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, a free agent who is not expected to return. A six-year veteran, Breaston was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 19.
Breaston met with the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, according to ProFootballTalk, but the Steelers reportedly are over the salary cap and would have to restructure some contracts to sign him.
They are close to finalizing a restructed contract with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and are expected to finish it by the end of the week, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported. Roethlisberger was to make $11.6 million in 2013, according to ESPN. According to Werder, the Steelers already restructured linebacker Lawrence Timmons.
Breaston was born in North Braddock, Pa., and the Steelers may still be the front-runners for his services. Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley coached Breaston with the Arizona Cardinals and during his first year with the Chiefs.
The Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions are also interested in Breaston, according to NFL.com, and the Minnesota Vikings have been mentioned as another possible suitor.
Breaston signed a five-year, $22.5 million contract with the Chiefs in 2011. He fell out of favor there last season, catching only seven passes for 74 yards in 10 games. In some of the games he sat out, he was a healthy scratch.
Breaston, 29, has played in 86 games with 43 starts and has totaled 255 receptions for 3,387 yards and nine touchdowns. His career-high of 1,006 yards came in 2008 with the Cardinals. He recorded three seasons with over 700 yards, including 2011, when he caught 61 passes, two for scores.
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