Tim Dwight Visits Pittsburgh

Tim Dwight Visits Pittsburgh

The Steelers signed Lee Mays late last week, but that isn't stopping them from pursuing other wide receivers.

Tim Dwight visited the Pittsburgh Steelers this afternoon and the two sides are trying to reach an agreement that would put the 31-year-old speedster in black and gold for the 2006 season.

Even though the Steelers signed Lee Mays last week, they have only four wide receivers under contract.

One of those wide receivers, Nate Washington, didn't catch a pass in the regular season last year. A potential fifth wide receiver, Sean Morey, is a restricted free agent who's used only on special teams, where he is a team co-captain.

In the 5-foot-8, 180-pound Dwight, the Steelers see a player who caught 19 passes last season for the New England Patriots. They also see a player who has returned 162 career punts at an average of 9.7 yards per return and three touchdowns.

Dwight entered the league out of Iowa in 1998. He spent his first three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and caught a high of 32 passes in 1999.

In 2001 he signed with the San Diego Chargers and a year later caught a career-high 50 passes for 623 yards (12.5 average) and two touchdowns. He also rushed 12 times in 2002 at a 9.0-yard average. Dwight also set his career high in punt-return average at 12.2 yards per return in 2002. He set a career high for kickoff returns with 50 in 2004, his final year with the Chargers. He averaged 24.4 yards per kickoff return that season.

In his eight-year career, Dwight has 172 catches for 2,754 yards (16.0 avg.), 49 carries for 340 yards (6.9 avg.). He's returned 162 punts and 202 kickoffs (23.4 avg., 2 TDs).

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